Stephen Tibbitts, from Zeva Aero, was an invited panel speaker for the ‘Air Taxis, Flying Cars, and Future Mobility Development‘ session during the SAE AeroTech Digital Summit on Tuesday, June 2nd.
Panel participants discussed concepts, configurations, performance characteristics, propulsion alternatives, etc., with a focus on: 1. Flying Cars (multi-modal vehicles) capable of driving and flying, enabling door-to-door mobility, 2. Air Taxis (single-mode VTOL vehicles) capable of flying, enabling heliport-to-heliport mobility. Advantages and challenges for both mobility alternatives (certification, safety, development cost, environmental impact, financial support) were addressed and discussed during interaction with the audience.