Mouser has published a new eBook in collaboration with Texas Instruments to examine the latest challenges facing next-generation air transportation and discuss the best ways for designers to overcome them.
In 'Addressing New Challenges in Urban Air Mobility', eight industry experts present insights into the fast-developing trend for electric Urban Air Mobility (UAM) vehicles. The five chapters of the eBook cover a glance into the future of UAM vehicles, the industry's latest challenges, how to provide functional safety, the importance of electrical isolation and managing UAM complexity and weight.
The potential of safe, convenient and efficient urban air transport provides a compelling look into the future. The opportunity to decrease road traffic and travel by air would save commuters' time and cut down on urban carbon emissions. Over the next ten years, the UAM market will mature adequately, making short-distance, point-to-point travel commonplace and inexpensive in densely populated areas via driverless air taxis. UAM vehicles must follow predefined routes, comply with air traffic control, and fully develop eVTOL capabilities to provide passenger safety. However, to ensure the successful long-term future of UAM vehicles, safety and a positive public perception will be vital.
The eBook provides quick links to help designers enhance functional safety, electrical isolation and battery management systems for UAM vehicles. They contain cutting-edge components from Texas Instruments, including the UCC14240-Q1 Evaluation Module, the TVS3300 ESD Suppressor and the THVD8010 and THVD8000 Transceivers.