An integrated vertiport placement model considering vehicle sizing and queuing

The increasing levels of congestion and infrastructure costs in cities have created a need for more intelligent transport systems. Urban Air Mobility (UAM) offers a solution by introducing intra-urban aerial transport to overcome the existing congested infrastructure. The performance of UAM systems are highly dependent on vertiport locations, vehicle sizing and infrastructure specifications. This study … Read more

Optimisation of Step-free access Infrastructure in London Underground considering Borough Economic Inequality

Public transport is the enabler of social and economic development, as it allows the movement of people and provides access to opportunities that otherwise might have been unattainable. Access to public transport is a key aspect of social equity, with step-free access improving the inclusivity of the transport network in particular for mobility impaired population … Read more

Demand modelling and optimal vertiport placement for airport-purposed eVTOL services

Recent technological advances have only recently made Urban Air Mobility feasible as a realistic alternative to existing transport modes. Despite the growing interest, this disruptive service requires accurate strategic investments to ensure its viability in the short- and long-term. While airports have been identified as potential sites for vertiports, extending operations to the urban rest … Read more

Integrated Trajectory-Location-Routing for Rapid Humanitarian Deliveries using Unmanned Aerial Vehicles

Unmanned Aerial Vehicles have the potential to provide an economical solution to the challenges of post-disaster land-based relief operations. Beyond regulatory concerns, technical and particularly airspace integration limitations inhibit their deployment in practice. To address these issues and ensure uninterrupted optimal operations, we present a novel approach consisting of an integrated trajectory-location-routing algorithm that seeks … Read more