Major challenge in the coming decades is to find solutions that combine the best of ground-based and air-based transportation. The EU is trying to get a jump on the problem, with a project called myCopter. The intent of myCopter is to set up a framework in which even the most idiotic drivers will be able to take advantage of personal air vehicles (PAVs). The key, of course, is making sure that the aforementioned idiots have as minimal a role in the operation of their vehicles as possible, which is why the EU wants PAVs to be mostly (or fully) autonomous. Initially, they’ll stay out of controlled airspace (i.e. areas around airports where they risk tangling with a 747), but eventually the idea is to have them completely integrated into our existing infrastructure.

MyCopter - Move Public Transportation Into The Third Dimension - 01

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