Flying Taxis and Ambulance Drones: SciFi 2 Reality


It looks like the skies over metro areas will become a lot more exciting very soon: Whether it’s urban air taxies shuttling you to work and back, or drones flying blood samples between labs and hospitals above struck road traffic. New services are due to revolutionize both our living standards and service sectors. Or will they really? After all, early 20th century drawings already showed urban skies in the 2000s filled with zeppelins, and neighborhoods seamlessly connected by stream train lines. What needs to be done to ensure the urban air mobility sector will really take off, and not remain a day dream? Which laws and regulations still need to be written? What are the pivotal challenges and milestones? And who will be the real game changer: technology or politics?

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Primary Entry: Platinum Badge, Interactive Badge
Format: Panel
Event Type: Session
Level: Intermediate