Keynote Session 2 — Hani Mahmassani
June 21, 2021 @ 11:30 am — 12:20 pm EDT
|Title||Operational Strategies for Urban Air Mobility and 4D System Fundamental Diagrams|
We take urban mobility to the next level by considering shared mobility services offered through automated electric vertical take-off and landing (eVTOL) vehicles (“flying taxis”), enabled by new generation of eVTOL aircraft. We present various concepts for service operations at urban/regional levels, along with algorithms adapted for the real-time operation of shared air mobility fleets. We also examine the congestability of urban air space through a microscopic simulation and illustrate the emergence of system fundamental diagram (for properly defined averages taken over four-dimensional space) comparable in shape to urban road traffic networks.