Milos Balac, The Prospects of Urban Air Mobility: where and how it can succeed.
Urban Air Mobility is an emerging mobility concept that can potentially disrupt the way we commute. Using Vertical Takeoff and Landing vehicles to move people above congested urban cores, this mobility solution can potentially shift some of the car traffic from ground to air. It can provide safer way to commute, can increase accessibility and economic growth.
This interactive talk provides an overview of current approaches to implement this concept around the world, discusses the necessary collaborations needed to integrate UAM in transportation systems, and provides first insights by using an agent based modelling approach into where and how this concept could succeed.
Milos Balac is currently pursuing a Ph.D. degree at the Institute for Transport Planning and Systems at ETH Zurich. His main interests lie in agent-based demand modeling, emerging and sustainable mobility solutions, and optimization of transportation systems. He is recently focusing on demand estimation for Urban Air Mobility concept around the world, and on predicting impacts of this novel concept on transportation systems and mobility patterns.