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Urban Mobility: Airtaxi Cabin from a Passengers Point of View

Moerland-Masic, Ivana and Reimer, Fabian and Bock, Thomas-Mathias and Meller, Frank and Stolz, Maria (2021) Urban Mobility: Airtaxi Cabin from a Passengers Point of View. International Comfort Congress 2021, 2021-09-02 - 2021-09-03, Virtuel.

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Within German Aerospace Center (DLR), a project called HorizonUAM was launched in July 2020. Its main goal is to develop and design an aerial vehicle which would support the infrastructure of the ever-growing cities. The vehicle will be designed for the four different scenarios: airport shuttle, intracity transport, intercity transport and suburban connection. This paper shows the research concerning the potential users of the vehicle including their requirements and shows a possible design solution for an airtaxi cabin. The process has followed the Design Thinking Method, ensuring a central role for the users. To determine whether there are potential passengers willing to use such a vehicle, in-depth research has been done. Data found in previously done research has been compared with results of the in-house research, consisting of a number of workshops with representatives of German population as well as results form questionnaires sent out to a different group of German population. Based on this data, different fictive personas are created, to aid in understanding of the user’s needs. In addition, trend analysis on how the urban mobility is developing, has also been executed. The state-of-the-art solutions available are analyzed and their strengths and weaknesses determined. The entire research has resulted in an extensive list of requirements for the design of the cabin. To address such a complex design challenge, a morphological chart has been created, systematically deconstructing the main function into subfunctions. This has been done by multiple workshops with a constant team. This paper will show how the different scenarios influence the cabin design and will establish whether it is possible to serve multiple scenarios with a single cabin, from a passenger’s point of view. In addition, it will demonstrate the level of acceptance among alleged passengers and their vision on how a cabin of such a vehicle should look like and what it should focus on. Furthermore, it will display how the results of previously committed research are translated into first ideas, sketched as well as 2D as 3D.

Item URL in elib:https://elib.dlr.de/143801/
Document Type:Conference or Workshop Item (Speech)
Title:Urban Mobility: Airtaxi Cabin from a Passengers Point of View
AuthorsInstitution or Email of AuthorsAuthor's ORCID iDORCID Put Code
Reimer, FabianUNSPECIFIEDhttps://orcid.org/0000-0001-6666-6903UNSPECIFIED
Stolz, MariaUNSPECIFIEDhttps://orcid.org/0000-0002-9669-1920UNSPECIFIED
Date:2 September 2021
Refereed publication:Yes
Open Access:Yes
Gold Open Access:No
In ISI Web of Science:No
Keywords:UAM, Airtaxi, cabin design, design thinking, user centered approach
Event Title:International Comfort Congress 2021
Event Location:Virtuel
Event Type:international Conference
Event Start Date:2 September 2021
Event End Date:3 September 2021
HGF - Research field:Aeronautics, Space and Transport
HGF - Program:Aeronautics
HGF - Program Themes:Efficient Vehicle
DLR - Research area:Aeronautics
DLR - Program:L EV - Efficient Vehicle
DLR - Research theme (Project):L - Virtual Rotorcraft and Validation
Location: Hamburg
Institutes and Institutions:Institute of System Architectures in Aeronautics > Cabin and Payload Systems
Institute of Flight Guidance > Systemergonomy
Deposited By: Moerland-Masic, Ivana
Deposited On:01 Nov 2021 07:51
Last Modified:24 Apr 2024 20:43

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