Urban Air Mobility (UAM)

Our Ambition

Main Goal: Putting urban mobility into the third dimension - the airspace (Flying vehicles) 

Context

Enabling efficient and effective mobility in urban areas is a key challenge. In the EU, traffic congestion currently costs almost €100 billion a year. The reason behind this working group is to contribute to bringing urban mobility into the third dimension – the airspace (flying vehicles).

As such, this working group will offer a forum for diverse stakeholders already involved, or to be involved, in urban, and urban air, mobility at intra-city and inter-city level.

The expectation from this multi-stakeholder approach is the bringing together of the relevant communities to jointly work together on accelerating UAM market uptake, increasing public acceptance, and sharing innovative ideas. From this perspective, it is expected that the UAM working group will enable the development of strong interfaces between, at least, the drone and urban planning communities that will fuel the definition of a deployment strategy and roadmap for the next generation urban mobility featuring the air dimension. Another objective is to match European cities with stakeholders interested in launching practical demonstration studies in European cities.

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Status and Forward Plans

Action Headline Description Timeframe
First step: Set-up of community Create and engage a multi-stakeholder community for smart mobility featuring UAM Oct. 2017 to Jun. 2018
Second step: Joint elaboration of proposals Develop, qualify and articulate UAM concepts towards total urban mobility solutions through pilot projects Jul. 2018 to May 2019
Third step: Deployment and market uptake Define a deployment strategy and roadmap May to Dec 2019
UAM Initiative Dissemination Event Achievements and Way Forward Within Jan-Mar 2020

To know more...

Contact us at: sustainablemobility@eu-smartcities.eu

Management Team

AIRBUS - Senior Manager, Strategy & Innovation
Initiative Lead