Air Taxis -- Bruce Wright
As roads and streets become more congested, particularly in large cities, a new form of transportation is emerging, flying air taxis.
Companies like Uber will be the operators of flying air taxies along with automobiles. A rider will call Uber and their cell phone will identify the new rider location, and the rider will tell them the destination. Uber will send the least expensive form of transportation.
Two new technologies permit this to happen, initially with a pilot, but eventually without a pilot. The new technologies include (1) automobile driverless technology being developed by Tesla and others (2) detect and avoid technology that has already been developed for unmanned aircraft.
Morgan Stanley has projected the market of air taxis to be 1 trillion dollars by 2040. Thus, over 100 companies are presently developing flying air taxis. Aerospace engineer Bruce Wright will identify the top eight companies and will present facts about each along with photographs.
The in-service date for large cities is just around the corner in 2023 and 2024. However, cities like San Luis Obispo will wait for experience to be gained in the large cities before introduction in eight to ten years.
That said, next time people travel to a large city they may have a new form of commuting to look forward to!
Bruce Wright is an aerospace engineer, past Program Manager and Chief Operations Officer with almost 50 years of experience in leading the development of a wide variety of aircraft; commercial transports, fighters, reconnaissance, unmanned, and hybrid. More recently he has been a university lecturer at CalPoly in San Luis Obispo and an advisor on aircraft design.
This course has been rescheduled to Monday, April 4 -- 10:00 am - 12:00 pm
Mt. Carmel Lutheran Church, SLO
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Mt. Carmel Lutheran Church (View)
1701 Fredericks Street
San Luis Obispo, CA 93405
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