Moderator: Randall Field
- Matthias Winkenbach (14 minutes) "Opportunities and Challenges of Urban Delivery of Goods"
- John Hansman (14 minutes) "Opportunities and challenges for urban air mobility"
Urban areas around the globe face increasing mobility challenges. Demand for both passenger and freight services continue to increase, straining already congested systems. Opportunities to build new infrastructure to address these challenges are limited. Therefore, novel system designs are needed to support mobility in future urban environments. For passenger transportation, Urban Air Mobility systems could create additional capacity through largely decoupling transportation from the confinements of the ground. For freight transportation, existing ground infrastructure (e.g. metro systems) could be leveraged systematically and autonomous systems in combination with additive manufacturing techniques for localized production could disrupt urban logistics.