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  • 07-Aug-2018

Updating 21 Century Infrastructures

Abstract

As today's urban core growth problems like overcrowding, spiraling real property costs and declining air quality in American cities create headaches for our municipalities' urban planners, one thing is for certain: their short-term community blueprint plans should be integrating physical infrastructures to accommodate remote and autonomous unmanned aircraft systems (drones), with new electric-powered self-piloted aircraft and existing ground-based vehicles.

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Who is your customer?

Utah's urban/city planners and the governments that employ them. Also building architects, civil engineers and the companies or governments that contract them to design their projects.

What problem does this idea/product solve or what market need does it serve?

The problem here is that regulatory jockeying over the control of airspace by the federal government appears to be impeding UAM integration into existing urban environments that the competing entities in the skies with access to emerging technology, whereas their willingness to expand isn't being shared a similar sense of urgency by the federal government. This proposal seeks to shed light on the fact that many cities (governments and people) aren't aware of UAM, as municipal governments require more education that the future is here with UAM- ready or not. With the funding and support we require, the exciting UAS technology that already exists, consumers won’t have to wait until next generation to use them in everyday scenarios, which stands to reduce Utah’s carbon foot print because electric powered self-piloted autonomous vehicles and remote controlled drones have passed numerous safety inspections, for UAM to become a reality.

What attributes will make this idea/product successful? Why do you believe that those features will create success?

Once cities are properly educated about how emerging technology that already exists can revolutionize how we commute to and fro to gain excess to our goods and services (i.e. like the commercial use via drone for a parcel delivery service in Singapore this summer), the more likely other pioneering forms of technology such as self-piloted aircraft (drones) known as “flying cars,” can take to the skies alongside the unmanned /remotely used ones. Imagine the massive amounts of overhaul work it would take to transition from outdated analog power lines that uses standing telephone poles, and burying fiber optic lines, once wireless technology will emerge supreme making it more conducive to operate renewable electric propulsion aircraft rather than using fossil fuels. Thus, existing infrastructure must become scalable to integrate both until such time gasoline-powered cars may (should) become obsolete.

Explain how you (your team) will execute to make this idea/product successful? What gives you (your team) an advantage over others already in the market or new to this market?

Begin community organizing for funding and up to lobbying legislators in state government.