Inside Unmanned Systems Features Kimley-Horn's Elizabeth McQueen
Senior Aviation Leader Shares Insights on Urban Air Mobility
A new era of transportation is upon us. Imagine a (not-too-distant) future where an unmanned rideshare vehicle drops you off at a vertiport where an unmanned air taxi awaits. The air taxi takes you to a landing pad where another vehicle is ready to travel to your destination. This era of Urban Air Mobility brings less time wasted sitting in traffic, fewer cars on the road, and reduced pollution. Unmanned aerial system concept vehicles are currently being developed and the FAA and NASA are exploring ways to integrate them into the National Airspace System.
For unmanned aircraft vehicles to be implemented however, cities must address air traffic complexities in urban environments. Kimley-Horn’s Elizabeth McQueen shares her capability modeling and simulation expertise in an Inside Unmanned Systems article that explores the top 10 milestones that need to be met before congested rush hour commutes can be traded in for unmanned systems.
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