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Formerly AeroCar Journal, from now on, we are AAM Today — your comprehensive resource for news, insight, and analysis for the advanced air mobility industry.

Urban Air Mobility Needs a New Wind Flow Model to Fly Right

The study revealed a host of factors which impact urban wind flow. These include: diurnal variations, the Coriolis effect, geographic positioning, topography, surface roughness, flow incidence angle, building and street configurations, building aspect ratios, roof shapes, and building heights.

Building Better eVTOL Batteries for UAM

through 500 cycles, theGen-2 system displayed signs of polarization and capacity loss, particularly during high-rate hover and descent phases of operations. By comparison, the dual-salt electrolyte system was stable retaining capacity and exhibiting low polarization potentials through the flight cycle.

Droneports: Will Society Develop a NIMBY Approach?

Researchers in Finland, funded by the EU, are proposing a multi-stakeholder approach to smoothly integrate UAVs and their launch and liftoff sites into the Baltic region.

Drones: Split Personalities with the Power to Good or Evil

Stay tuned, we are changing our name to AAM Today (AAM.Today) in the coming weeks.   There is a drone coming to a location near you soon – if, in fact, one hasn’t already done so. In 2021, U.S. retail behemoth, Walmart, in partnership with Zipline, under a special exemption granted by the U.S. Federal…

Supercharged: Do Your eVTOL Batteries Have What It Takes – to Land Safely?

A novel approach to battery capacity testing and management to yield better performance and safer operations for eVTOL operations.

Call It K-UAM

Incheon’s mayor, Jeong-bok Yoo, is spearheading an initiative to prepare, adapt, and integrate urban air mobility into the fabric of this metropolis of roughly 3 million people. The city has published the Advanced Air Mobility Concept of Operations for Incheon Metropolitan City. The 46-page pamphlet lays out the city’s vision to bring UAM online by…

The Right Stuff: Manufacturing a UAV Sandwich

“… composite materials were optimal to build a lightweght, low-altitude endurance (LALE) hybrid VTOL UAV.”

UTM for UAM: Avoiding an eVTOL carmaggedon in the sky

When our eVTOLs, crewed or uncrewed, take to the urban skies in our eVTOLs, it won’t be Tinkerbell our instruments will be looking to avoid hitting. NASA’s February 2024 report, “Computing Proximity to Threat Along Uncertain Trajectory to Support Urban Air Mobility,” identifies the complex, challenging environment that aircraft operators, urban traffic management (UTM) system…

6 Things the State of Illinois Needs to Do to Advance AAM

Home to nearly 9,000,000 people, metropolitan Chicago is, theoretically, an urban air mobility (UAM) air taxi operator’s dream. Or at least it would be, were it not for Chicago’s brutally cold winters. Winter temperatures average at, or just above, freezing during the day and -5°C (about 20-25°F) at night. And, then there’s the wind. In…

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