Airbus on 11 February published the findings of a study on public perceptions of urban air mobility (UAM).
A survey was issued in Los Angeles, Mexico City, New Zealand, and Switzerland, generating a total of 1,540 responses. Airbus conducted the study after it released its UTM roadmap in September 2018.
Headline results include 44.5% support for the implementation of a UAM programme, with safety considered the most important variable, while the location of landing spots was regarded as the least important.
In the survey, Airbus described a UAM architecture based on a shared, on-demand taxi service, in which vertical take-off and landing (VTOL) aircraft carrying up to six people replace ground-based ridesharing vehicles.
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