Strong, lightweight composite materials are ideal for eVTOL aircraft. But the industry will need to develop new approaches to manufacturing at high volumes.
Advanced Magnet Lab, Inc. aims to provide its proprietary electrical machine optimization software and motor magnet technologies to the eVTOL market.
Near Earth Autonomy is already demonstrating the kind of intelligent autonomous systems that will be critical for future urban air mobility vehicles.
An engineering evaluation called X2 saw NASA collaborate with Uber Elevate to run a complete simulation of large-scale eVTOL operations.
Clean Sky researchers in Europe are exploring several technologies which could potentially find applications in the eVTOL domain.