SMART TRANSPORT FOR SMART CITIES: A FUTURISTIC SCENARIO AND A REALISTIC PROJECT
Keywords: Smart Transport, Smart Cities, Manned Drone, Aerial Transport, Urban Verti-Port
Abstract. Smart transport for smart cities: our article presents an innovative and original idea in the field of urban air transport with a new type of manned drone. This scenario is analysed starting from some initial futuristic ideas up to the reality of the construction of such a vehicle. After a brief presentation of a list of manned aerial vehicles (manned drones) that reflects the efforts that have been realized until now, a number of parameters and specifications related to such aerial urban transport, are also pointed out. In addition, various emerging issues comprising legislation matters, infrastructure for landing and take-off in cities, navigation methods and other possible impacts on the urban transport, have also been presented shortly.