Urban Air Mobility APAC – DRONELIFE
At Amsterdam Drone Week today, a panel of experts in urban air mobility discussed the opportunity in the Asia Pacific – and the drivers behind bringing UAM to the region.
Diana Cooper is the Global Head of Policy at Supernal, a Hyundai company developing eVTOL for the commuter market. Cooper says that there are some major drivers behind the growth of urban air mobility in the APAC region: political, economic, and environmental.
“Traditional aviation has been dominated by the U.S. and Europe in the last 10 years. There is new political motivation in the APAC region to participate in this new mode of aviation and not to be left behind,” says Cooper. South Korea, China, Australia, Japan, India and Indonesia are all among the region’s early adopters of the technology – some are also home to major technology providers in the space. “This new aviation technology is relatively more accessible,” says Cooper. “There’s a feeling in this region that…