White Paper: Urban Air Mobility and Advanced Air Mobility

Research Team: Adam Cohen (lead), Alexandre Bayen, and Jacqueline Huynh

UC Campus(es): UC Berkeley, UC Irvine

Problem Statement: In the coming decades, urban air mobility and advanced air mobility (UAM/AAM) have the potential to transform communities and mobility, but the impacts of these technologies are uncertain. As these technologies come online, policymakers may need to pursue proactive policy to facilitate sustainable and equitable outcomes, and thus need data and information to inform their actions.

Project Description: This project will produce a white paper summarizing AAM/UAM technologies, related policies and practices, stakeholder perspectives, demonstration experiences, and results from noise and energy models. The effort will also include stakeholder engagement processes – such as workshops and expert interviews – with the goal of identifying research needs and knowledge gaps and opportunities to establish a future UAM/AAM testbed in Northern California.

Status: In Progress

Budget: $120,000