UAM: What, where, why
Urban Air Mobility (UAM), most recently referred to as Advanced Air Mobility (AAM) by NASA, is an industry aiming to revolutionise our view and understanding of transportation, reshape the urban and rural landscape and start a new era of sustainable aerial mobility.
Utilising on-demand available aircraft, UAM stakeholders promise to present a solution to traffic congestion, providing an enjoyable and more convenient travel experience.
Electrical vertical take-off and landing (eVTOL) vehicles, one of the most common vehicle architectures developed for UAM/AAM, are being designed to serve various missions, ranging from connecting intracity stops to transporting passengers between cities, and, maybe one day, countries.
So how did it start, where it is now and why should we care?