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A new video examines the lower sky to explore urban air mobility

United States Architecture News - Jun 12, 2019 - 02:38   1785 views

A new video examines the lower sky to explore urban air mobility

PLANE-SITE has released a new video examining the future of Urban Air Mobility (UAM) for our cities, developed within the scope of Aerial Futures:The Third Dimension, a recent think tank at Massachusetts Institute of Technology (MIT). 

Increasing congestion and advances in autonomous technology are set to transform how we move around our cities. Many are now looking to the sky — the third dimension — as an expansive space for new kinds of mobility. Autonomous flying vehicles, such as cargo drones and flying taxis, have the capacity to disrupt how we move goods and passengers around urban space. 

A new video examines the lower sky to explore urban air mobility

Mind maps produced during the think tank. Image © Swissnex and Mike Petitto

A new video examines the lower sky to explore urban air mobility

Mind maps produced during the think tank. Image © Swissnex and Mike Petitto

A new video, made on the occasion of Aerial Futures: The Third Dimension, examines Urban Air Mobility (UAM), asking how scalable and on-demand UAM models could reduce road traffic, pollution, accidents and the strain on existing public transport networks. 

Within these opportunities are also challenges to overcome: noise, community acceptance, safety, cyber security and seamless integration with existing aircraft operations.

 

Video by PLANE-SITE

The video was made in conjunction with Aerial Futures: The Third Dimension, a recent think tank at MIT. The event brought together partners from Boston and Switzerland, both of which have long understood the importance of connectivity and mobility. As world centers for tech research and design excellence, both locations are at the vanguard of urban mobility design. 

A new video examines the lower sky to explore urban air mobility

Image © Wallpaper Cave

The video features interviews with Olivier de Weck (MIT AeroAstro), Vassilis Agouridas (Airbus), Samantha Flores (Corgan/HUGO), Andrea Shestopalov (AiRXOS), Ruby Sayyed (ATM Advocacy, IATA), Lorenzo Murzilli (Swiss Federal Office of Civil Aviation), Sarah Williams (Civic Data Design Lab, MIT) and Jaron Lubin (Safdie Architects).

Top image © Osman Rana

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