The growing global demand for efficient and sustainable urban mobility in metropolitan areas has created innovative approaches to new modes of transportation and vehicles. Using the Delphi method, this study explored the prospective development of urban air mobility (UAM), specifically the emergence of air taxis or VTOLs (vertical take-off and landing). The two-staged study examined 25 projections regarding technological and infrastructural aspects to propose a future scenario for UAM and air taxis for the next five to ten years. The questioned experts confirmed most of the proposed statements from both areas but were undetermined regarding certain technological aspects. Considering the crucial impacts of regulation and certification as well as consumer perception and acceptance for UAM and air taxis, further research on these topics and their correlation is suggested.
Nehk, N., Tiberius, V., & Kraus, S. (2021). Urban Air Mobility: projections for Air Taxis. International Journal of Innovation and Technology Management, 18(7), 2150033, doi:10.1142/S0219877021500334.