Urban Air Mobility Implications for Intelligent Transportation Systems
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Network Working Group                                    F. Templin, Ed.
Internet-Draft                              Boeing Research & Technology
Intended status: Informational                            March 11, 2019
Expires: September 12, 2019

 Urban Air Mobility Implications for Intelligent Transportation Systems
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Abstract

   Urban Air Mobility concerns the introduction of manned and unmanned
   aircraft within urban environments, while Intelligent Transportation
   Systems have traditionally considered only terrestrial vehicles
   operating on city streets and highways.  This document considers the
   implications for introduction of low-altitude aircraft within urban
   environments operating in harmony with ground transportation.

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Table of Contents

   1.  Introduction  . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .   2
   2.  Terminology . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .   3
   3.  Applicability . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .   3
   4.  Implementation Status . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .   3
   5.  IANA Considerations . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .   3
   6.  Security Considerations . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .   4
   7.  Acknowledgements  . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .   4
   8.  References  . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .   4
     8.1.  Normative References  . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .   4
     8.2.  Informative References  . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .   4
   Author's Address  . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .   4

1.  Introduction

   Urban Air Mobility (UAM) concerns the introduction of manned and
   unmanned aircraft within urban environments.  NASA has initiated a
   program known as the Urban Air Mobility grand challenge with the goal
   to promote public confidence in UAM safety and facilitate community-
   wide learning while capturing the public's imagination [UAM].

   Autonomy will play a pivotal role in the acceptance of low-altitude
   operations for aerial vehicles operating in harmony with traditional
   ground transportation and pedestrian traffic.  The UAM vision
   therefore builds on evolving works on Unmanned Air Systems (UAS),
   including the NASA UAS Traffic Management (UTM) service model [UTM].

   Use cases for autonomous aircraft in the UAM vision are endless, and
   include personal air vehicles, flying taxis, parcel delivery, law
   enforcement and countless others.  Major industry leaders such as
   Airbus [AIRBUS] and Boeing [BOEING] have accordingly begun to
   articulate their UAM strategies.  Programs such as Uber Elevate
   [UBER] anticipate deployment as early as within the next 2-5 years.

   With the advent of the UAM vision and its related initiatives,
   questions arise as to how the new model will be harmonized with the
   existing terrestrial mobility environment.  Directions for
   modernizing terrestrial mobility are emerging in programs such as the
   US Department of Transportation's Intelligent Transportation Systems
   [ITS] and anticipate an increasing role for Vehicle to Vehicle (V2V)
   and Vehicle to Infrastructure (V2I) communications.  The IETF
   recognizes this need and has formed the IP Wireless Access in
   Vehicular Environments (IPWAVE) working group with charter to produce
   a document that will specify the mechanisms for transmission of IPv6
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