Urban air mobility

Raoul Rothfeld, Anna Straubinger, Mengying Fu, Christelle Al Haddad, Constantinos Antoniou

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29 Scopus citations


Advances in battery and electric propulsion technology facilitate urban air mobility (UAM), the use of vehicles with the capability for vertical takeoff and landing (VTOL) for intraurban passenger transport missions. While numerous companies are developing the next generation of VTOL vehicles, key aspects surrounding the concept of UAM remain to be analyzed and understood. In a preliminary overview, initial research could identify the main factors of passenger acceptance and potential passengers’ value of time, demonstrate first UAM modeling approaches, and present potential spatial and welfare effects of UAM implementations. Though an overview can be derived, further research opportunities are required and are being laid out for gaining a more thorough understanding of urban air mobility.

Original languageEnglish
Title of host publicationDemand for Emerging Transportation Systems
Subtitle of host publicationModeling Adoption, Satisfaction, and Mobility Patterns
Number of pages18
ISBN (Electronic)9780128150184
ISBN (Print)9780128150191
StatePublished - 1 Jan 2019


  • On-demand mobility
  • Transport modeling
  • Urban air mobility
  • Vertical takeoff and landing


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