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Design and Development of Personal Air Vehicles: A Review

Authors : Purvika Mittal, Mohammad Irfan Alam

Published in: Recent Trends in Mechanical Engineering

Publisher: Springer Nature Singapore

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Abstract

The world is currently facing two significant problems associated with urban travel. The first problem is to reduce carbon footprints because of the high volume of vehicles running on conventional fuels. The next issue is the rise in traffic congestion, especially in mega-cities of the world. Clean and green energy is a way of the future. Therefore, interest in electric cars’ design and development has increased significantly in the last few years. However, they are much more practical in solving the first problem. There is an urgent need to reduce travel time by avoiding traffic congestion. Therefore, the world needs a clean, fast, and reliable method of urban transpiration. Personal air vehicles, with vertical takeoff and landing (VTOL) capability and batteries as an energy source, can address both concerns. It can also play a vital role in connecting the people living in remote and inaccessible areas to its nearest cities. Several startups and aerospace giants are under the exploration of feasible solutions. Ehang 184, Lilium, Kitty Hawk Cora, Joby S4, Vahana, and Volocpter-2X are potential personal air vehicles in advanced design and testing phases. This paper presents a crisp review of the design and development of personal air vehicles worldwide. There are some critical challenges in getting a feasible design of these systems. Moreover, necessary infrastructure development to support the required ground handling of these systems that are an integral part of urban travel mode needs to be well optimized. Therefore, the paper also focuses on the system’s design, development, and implementation challenges.

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Metadata
Title
Design and Development of Personal Air Vehicles: A Review
Authors
Purvika Mittal
Mohammad Irfan Alam
Copyright Year
2023
Publisher
Springer Nature Singapore
DOI
https://doi.org/10.1007/978-981-19-7709-1_80

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