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Our rooftop VertiPad concept in Shenzhen contributes to the functional ecosystem of large-scale real estate projects. This concept is for illustrative purposes only and not representative of an actual project with the city.

Infrastructure

A new dimension to city planning

Infrastructure is a critical need for scaling urban air mobility operations in cities. At Airbus Urban Mobility, we are actively exploring how urban air mobility can bring an added mobility solution to a city’s existing infrastructure network for the benefit of its citizens, including what additional infrastructure is required.

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Urban Air Mobility 14 August 2019

Airbus Urban Mobility infrastructure concept: San Francisco airport

Our multi-static VertiPad concept in San Francisco airport fits into the green rooftop with solar panels. The dome at the center hosts the VertiPad lobby from which passengers can connect from the eVTOL to the main terminal bridges. This concept is for illustrative purposes only and not representative of an actual project with the city.

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Urban Air Mobility 14 August 2019

Airbus Urban Mobility infrastructure concept: Sao Paolo

Our VertiHub concept in Sao Paolo fits into the empty space of this road junction and increases the value of the motorway, acting as an intermodal relay. This concept is for illustrative purposes only and not representative of an actual project with the city.

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Urban Air Mobility 14 August 2019

Airbus Urban Mobility infrastructure concept: Jakarta

Our VertiBridge concept in Jakarta acts as a link across the motorways and as an alley for shopping and activities in which ground and air transport meet. This concept is for illustrative purposes only and not representative of an actual project with the city.

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Urban Air Mobility 25 November 2019

Airbus Urban Mobility infrastructure concept: San Francisco waterfront

Our VertiPad concept in San Francisco provides direct access to the waterfront harbour. This concept is for illustrative purposes only and not representative of an actual project with the city.

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Urban Air Mobility 25 November 2019

Airbus Urban Mobility infrastructure concept: Los Angeles city centre

Our VertiPad concept in central Los Angeles is fully integrated into a comprehensive urban proposal. This concept is for illustrative purposes only and not representative of an actual project with the city.

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Urban Air Mobility 25 November 2019

Airbus Urban Mobility infrastructure concept: Half Moon Bay waterfront

Our VertiPad concept in Half Moon Bay, California enhances recreational opportunities at the waterfront area. This concept is for illustrative purposes only and not representative of an actual project with the city.

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Urban Air Mobility 30 November 2019

Airbus Urban Mobility infrastructure concept: Shenzhen business district

Our rooftop VertiPad concept in Shenzhen connects central business districts, thereby optimising business mobility. This concept is for illustrative purposes only and not representative of an actual project with the city.

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Urban Air Mobility 25 November 2019

Airbus Urban Mobility infrastructure concept: Shenzhen transit hub

Our rooftop VertiPad concept in Shenzhen integrates into transit-oriented developments to maximise the amount of residential, business and leisure space within walking distance of urban air transport. This concept is for illustrative purposes only and not representative of an actual project with the city.

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Urban Air Mobility 25 November 2019

Airbus Urban Mobility infrastructure concept: San Francisco R&D hub

Our rooftop VertiPad concept in San Francisco creates a multimodal research and development hub. This concept is for illustrative purposes only and not representative of an actual project with the city.

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Urban Air Mobility 25 November 2019

Airbus Urban Mobility infrastructure concept: Shenzhen future residential

Our rooftop VertiPad concept in Shenzhen envisions air mobility hubs that are seamlessly integrated into future residential real estate projects. This concept is for illustrative purposes only and not representative of an actual project with the city.

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Urban Air Mobility 25 November 2019

Airbus Urban Mobility infrastructure concept: Downtown Los Angeles

Our rooftop VertiPad concept in downtown Los Angeles promotes multi-functional infrastructure, integrating air mobility hubs into commercial and residential buildings. This concept is for illustrative purposes only and not representative of an actual project with the city.

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Urban Air Mobility 14 August 2019

Airbus Urban Mobility infrastructure concept: Shenzhen

Our rooftop VertiPad concept in Shenzhen contributes to the functional ecosystem of large-scale real estate projects. This concept is for illustrative purposes only and not representative of an actual project with the city.

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Please note: The VertiPad and VertiHub concepts depicted above are intended for illustrative purposes only and are not representative of actual projects.

Supporting sustainable & efficient urban development

Contributing to urban mobility requires a holistic understanding of the urban context. This includes adherence to the practice of territorial development and planning, which can help to enable sustainable and efficient urban development globally. At Airbus Urban Mobility, we fully adhere to these principles: our urban design and planning team works with world-leading experts to develop infrastructure solutions that seamlessly integrate new mobility systems into the existing urban transport network. This collaborative approach ensures our urban air mobility solutions can serve the greater needs of the broader population.

Since 2017, MVRDV has been a part of a study led by Airbus Urban Mobility to envisage the future of urban air mobility using self-piloted, zero-emission, electric air vehicles. The study focuses on the implementation of this technology at an urban level, as well as its impacts and potential benefits for cities.

Enhancing the value of existing transport infrastructure

To achieve our vision of an urban environment that seamlessly integrates urban air mobility solutions, we work to:

  • Design and certify vertipads—necessary for vehicle take-off and landing—that integrate positively with existing urban infrastructure
  • Develop digital infrastructure solutions that help public bodies to leverage digital technologies in developing and managing their smart cities
  • Create solutions that adhere to the principles of Functional Compactness, which aims to enhance the value of existing transport infrastructure and adapt its use for future mobility evolutions
  • Support a broader urban planning capability that relies on extensive collaboration with local ecosystems that build and live in the urban context
  • Monitor and safeguard the effective use of existing urban infrastructure to better serve urban transportation development

Please note: The VertiHub concept depicted above is intended for illustrative purposes only and is not representative of an actual project.

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