The future of mobility in aerospace and defense


The future of mobility in aerospace and defense

Rapidly developing technologies in the future of flying cars

While flying cars may sound as if they belong in science fiction, rapidly developing technologies in aerospace and aircraft design seem to have brought them closer to reality—potentially helping to create a faster, cheaper, cleaner, safer, and more integrated transportation system. Below are a series of articles exploring autonomous aerial passenger vehicles and opportunities and challenges facing the next era of elevated mobility.

Technological barriers to the elevated future of mobility

Can urban transportation be lifted off the ground?

Even as tomorrow’s mobility ecosystem takes shape at street level, many aviation and technology leaders see the future of urban transportation in the skies. To unlock this third dimension, companies are making investments and working towards achieving a scaled commercial deployment of eVTOL (electric vertical takeoff and landing) aircraft.

This report explores the key technological barriers that eVTOL manufacturers need to overcome before urban transportation can take off the ground.

Are consumers ready to take to the skies?

Blog by Robin Lineberger, US and Global Aerospace & Defense Leader

Consumer skepticism regarding the safety of eVTOLS (electric vertical takeoff and landing) is mostly due to little understood technologies. Now, that the next gen vehicles are about to hit the skies, the industry needs to focus on shifting consumer’s perception about the safety and utility aspects of elevated mobility, says Robin Lineberger. Read Robin Lineberger's full perpsective on flying cars.

Psychological barriers to the elevated future of mobility

Are consumers ready to take to the skies?

Flying cars are expected to soon enter the future mobility landscape. However, a new global survey shows that consumers are highly skeptical, especially when it comes to perceived safety. To help instill public confidence that will ultimately foster adoption, regulators, creators, and operators will all have an important and unique role to play.

This article explores why popular consumer acceptance will be key in getting the elevated future of mobility off the ground and how industry stakeholders can take part.


Managing the evolving skies

Unmanned aircraft system traffic management, the key enabler

As aerial technology is transforming the way people perceive aviation, the rise of elevated vehicles, including passenger and delivery drones, has demonstrated strong potential to address today’s urban congestion, improve logistics, and create new products and markets.

This article explores the challenges and solutions that are critical to the success of all unmanned aerial vehicles (UAVs) ecosystem stakeholders and illustrates how an unmanned aircraft system traffic management (UTM) system can ensure safe and efficient operations in future.

Elevating the future of mobility

Passenger drones and flying cars

A new class of vehicles is emerging in the midst of an already dramatic transformation in the way that people and goods move around. Advances in the development of urban air travel could add an entirely new dimension to an already complex landscape.

While still nascent, this mode of travel represents a significant business opportunity for those that can design, build, operate, maintain, and deliver passenger drones, urban air travel, and related services. This article explores the emerging market for passenger drones and urban air travel.

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