With the number of on-road passenger vehicles increasing every year, traffic congestion
problems are also growing. Especially at certain peak hours, the increasing amount of
traffic on the roads significantly increased the commuter’s time taken to travel by roads.
The existing road systems in most countries cannot handle the peak-hour loads without forcing
the commuters to wait in line. This is not only wasting the time of citizens, but also challenging the
governments. Additionally, growing on-road passenger vehicle volumes, which burn fossil fuels,
are also polluting the environment considerably. With traffic congestion and urban road mobility
posing a great challenge, governments and technology companies have started to look at UAM as
a viable option for passenger and cargo transport.
As the UAM is a safe and efficient air transportation system where the passenger-carrying air taxis
are operating above populated areas, there may be significant time savings. Moreover, air taxis
used for the UAM are mostly electric powered or fuel-cell powered. Hence, they help in reducing
atmospheric pollution. In this regard, many companies are investing significantly in this industry,
which is expected to boost the technological advancements in the market in the long run, after the
UAM systems enter the commercial usage phase.