Advanced air mobility aircraft.

Advancing Advanced Air Mobility

Trust Us. Trust the Computers. Trust Us and the Computers?

The future of urban air mobility depends in part on how well humans and autonomous machines can team together.

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Can UAVs Lead to Better Healthcare Outcomes?

In Milan, Italy, a group of researchers at IRCCS Ospedale San Raffaele Advanced Technology in Health and Wellbeing, including Sara de Silvestri, Mirco Pagliarani, Filippo Tomasello, Diana Trojaniello, and led by Alberto Sanna, conducted a study to explore the potential for drones to deliver pharmaceuticals. The study, published by MDPI in March 2022, was part of Flying Forward 2020, “a three-year collaborative research project that will develop a new Urban…

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aerial night view of the lights of the NY Metro Region

Vertiport or Vertistop?

The Answer May Surprise You

Much of the conversation regarding urban air mobility (UAM) has focused on vertiport location and how noise factors might affect site selection. Researchers at the University of Missouri’s Department of Industrial and Manufacturing Systems Engineering proposed a “novel two-phase location analytics model” published in the March 2022 issue of Decision Analytics Journal. One-Size-Fits-All May Not…

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An eVTOL, also known as a flying car, flies past the Eiffel Tower in Paris.

Will Urban Air Mobility Take Off?

Yes, No, and Maybe

Urban Air Mobility’s success, depends as much on where services are offered as it does on solving technological issues.

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Listing of noise complaints at the top busiest airports in the U.S.

Vertiport Location Key to Urban Air Mobility Success

The 3 Most Important Site-Selection Factors: Location, Location, Location

Trying to predict the impact the placement of urban air mobility (UAM) vertiports might have on passengers, communities, federal regulators, and eVTOL operators, students and professors at Indiana’s Purdue University devised and conducted a study, Evaluating the Impact of Urban Air Mobility Aerodrome Siting on Mode Choice. Using Chicago, Illinois’ Metropolitan area as a test,…

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A lithium mine dug deep into the Earth's surface.

eVTOLs Need Lithium Batteries

Lithium Batteries Need Advanced Recycling; And, There’s the Rub

Flying cars will likely be powered by lithium batteries. How these batteries will be safely and economically recycled remains to be seen.

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