Rapidly developing technology in recent years, makes the concept of vertical transport over populated areas real and nearly ready for implementation. The vision of an additional dimension to nearly flat urban/metropolitan transport system has the potential to become a mobility revolution for passengers and unprecedented challenge for cities in numerous aspects.
ASSURED-UAM (Acceptability, safety and sustainability recommendations for Efficient Deployment of UAM) is aiming at assuring outstanding robustness in terms of safety, sustainability and acceptability of UAM by focusing to:
- propagate and accommodate aviation best practices, standards, recommendations and organizational solutions into city/municipal administrative and legislative structures responsible for deployment Urban Air Mobility services in near future;
- assure broad and comprehensive organisational and policy definition support for authorities, policy makers and urban industry organization in complex process of implementation of vertical modes of transport and integration with horizontal dimensions of urban and peri-urban mobility systems;
- become first but robust answer on European Green Deal goals contributing to climate neutral urban transport in 2050;
- provide recommendations for integration of surface modes under the umbrella of U-Space Air Traffic Management System (X-TEAM D2D Project).
To summarise, this multidisciplinary study provides an organizational and policy framework for process the introduction of unmanned modes of urban air mobility.