We visited with Dr. Jaret Riddick about why the U.S. Army Research Laboratory is seeking to collaborate with eVTOL industry partners like Uber.
Building eVTOL ride-hailing apps is a comparatively simple task, but designing the right interfaces will play a key role in fostering public acceptance.
We spoke with Jonathan Hartman of Sikorsky Innovations about the company’s interest in eVTOL aircraft and urban air mobility.
For eventual high-volume production, developers of eVTOL aircraft see strong potential in the disruptive technologies being pursued across manufacturing.
Some eVTOL developers see opportunities for these aircraft to supplement, but not immediately replace, conventional helicopters for EMS.
Hundreds of organizations have shown interest in UK Research and Innovation’s Future Flight Challenge, which aims to advance technologies including eVTOL.
Thales UK is expanding its work in the eVTOL domain, pursuing a range of projects related to air traffic control, cybersecurity, communications, and more.
The Asian market will likely be key to the future development of eVTOLs, with the continent’s megacities and tech hubs viewed as a major driver of demand.
Simulation is playing a vital role in the new and rapidly evolving eVTOL domain, playing a role in aircraft design, maintenance, and air traffic management.
Cybersecurity will be an important consideration for next-generation air taxis. How are eVTOL companies approaching this challenge?