Ambulance stuck in traffic? Not when it’s an urban air vehicle

News - 09 March 2021

Will your ambulance or taxi arrive by air in the future? If you live in a heavily urbanised area, this may very well the case. Urban Air Mobility can be an attractive solution for reliable transport in heavily congested areas. Will  innovative, electric personal flying devices be part of a sustainable, climate neutral (air) transport system? From 15 to 17 March 2021 TU Delft hosts the first (online) Delft International Conference on Urban Air Mobility to discuss the technological, operational and societal challenges.

(Photo: online course Urban Air Mobility, TU Delft)

Taking to the air can contribute to clean and reliable transport of people and goods in congested, urban areas. But this seemingly simple solution comes with many scientific, technological and also societal challenges to face, both regarding the technology of the innovative eVTOLs, electric vehicles that can take off and land vertically, and on how to operate an urban air mobility system. And of course: does Urban Air Mobility fit into a future of sustainable, climate neutral transport?   

From 15 to 17 March experts from different angles will come together (online) to discuss the opportunities, developments and the challenges of Urban Air Mobility at the first ever Delft International Conference on Urban Air Mobility. Keynote speakers include:

  • Robert Dingemanse, Founder and CEO of the Dutch company PAL-V International
  • Davis Hackenberg, NASA Aeronautics Research Mission Directorate (ARMD) as the Advanced Air Mobility (AAM) Mission Integration Manager
  • Pablo Perez-Illana, Research & innovation officer at the European Commission
  • Patrick Nathen, Co-founder and VP Product of Lilium
  • Rui Roosien, R&D consultant at the ‘environment and policy support’ department of the Netherlands Aerospace Center (NLR) 
  • David Ziegler, Vice President, Dassault Systèmes Worldwide Aerospace & Defense Business.

For more information about the DICUAM conference please visit: The conference is of interest for scientists and engineers from both knowledge institutes and industry and start-ups.

Participation in the conference is still possible, also for people who have not issued an abstract. Registration fee: 100 Euros.

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