Our Urban Air Mobility Concept

 

 

 

 

Cities are disorderly growing in on themselves with layers upon layers of massively costly and sluggish networks. This results in stressful traffic gridlocks, polluted air, no backup electricity and lack of data collection frameworks, severely hurting people’s quality of life. 

We’ve created a new way for cities to expand that disrupts the status quo, resolving these problems while generating new business opportunities in Transportation, Energy, Real Estate and Data.

Varon Vehicles is developing a very confined and controlled transportation system. It consists of a series of Vertiports connected to each other via well defined and permanent virtual lanes through which our air vehicles will fly, without adding a burden on Air Traffic Control. Each Vertiport will service a specific area and they will be placed both inside and outside existing urban structures to generate city growth and value without the need for physical mobility infrastructure.
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We’re developing Infrastructure Networks that can be implemented in any city and surroundings in a low cost manner, that provide new fast transportation connections without the need to build roads or rails, generate new desirable commercial and residential development, offer new clean electrical energy resources & backups and present new valuable data acquisition opportunities. All this magic happens at our Vertiports.

Our Vertiports

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Transportation

Air Vehicles will continuously service between vertiports to provide transportation services to customers like TNCs, logistics companies, patient transport and more.

Energy

Energy assets at our vertiports required for UAM operation allow us to create buinesses like energy arbitrage, selling to the grid and storage for backup.

Real Estate

The company will be involved in exploiting the value will be generated at and around our vertiports in commercial and office spaces, land and housing developments.

Data

Large amounts of city and environmental data will be captured persistently from on board the air vehicles and from the vertiports, processed and sold to different data markets.

Unique
Airspace Integration Architecture

Designed from the urban perspective.

Low Altitude

Plotted within uncontrolled airspace, not sharing airspace with existing aircraft. Comfortable altitudes for regular people.

Permanently Reserved

Airspace volumes exclusively assigned to UAM air vehicles for city / suburb population mobility.

No ATC

No burden for air traffic control while UAM air vehicles stay within assigned airspace volumes.

Traffic Management System

Internal Traffic Management System (TMS) for air vehicles traffic orchestration.

Follows Urban Geodesics

Shortest path between vertiports taking into account no fly zones, existing air routes, critical infrastructure, city obstacles, known wind conditions and topography.

Safe for eVTOLs

Unlike traditional aircraft, electric take-off and landing air vehicles are safer at lower altitudes.

Pre-Established Routes

Very confined system with well defined routes through which air vehicles will service between vertiports.

No Flight Plans

UAM air vehicles pre-authorized to continuously fly through specific virtual lanes between vertiports.

Operators On Board

No Pilot-less flights, trained and certified operator on board each air vehicle.

Urban Geodesics

The shortest path between vertiports through low altitude airspace, taking into account no fly zones, existing air routes, critical infrastructure, city obstacles, known wind conditions and topography.

 

Urban Geodesics are used to lay out the airspace volumes linking our vertiports, which separate our Urban Air Mobility air vehicles from all other aircraft and drones. Virtual lanes are defined within these airspace volumes for the organized flow of our air vehicles.

Urban Geodesics allow for safe and efficient integration of our systems into airspace over cities and suburbs. They set the framework for the establishment of predetermined and fixed air routes. While our air vehicles maintain themselves within these airspace volumes, they do not need to communicate with Air Traffic Control, generating no burden on existing aeronautical systems and allowing massification of Urban Air Mobility.

Community Acceptance

Acceptance by society is vital to be achieved and maintained as we strive to propose the use of communal airspace. We feed from lessons learned from previous intents and have defined specific design criteria aimed at generating public and governments acceptance.

Solve Problems

Society requires problems to be solved. We are focusing on providing a solution for the city growth problem. As we tackle this, we provide solutions for the mobility infrastructure problem, the energy infrstructure problem, the real estate infrastructure problem and the data infrastructure problem. 

Serve Everyone

Our Infrastructure Networks are designed to ultimately serve everyone, not just a few elite. Our philosophy is to reach the masses in as much as possible, by being very creative in the ways in which a new industry can leverage on multiple revenue streams to reach low price points for broad inclusivity. 

Generate Employment

Our simplistic and out-of-the-box aeronautical approach will result in the potential for broad employment opportunities for labor forces available in the communities and the tremendous "wow factor" from UAM systems will drive generations to desire involvement in a multiplicity of new areas, from operation and maintenance of eVTOL air vehicles, vertiports and our data infrastructure all the way to new miscellaneous operaton and administrative opportunities.

Build Safety

As number one priority, safety is the first subject in our agenda. Safety is constructed togehter with systems providers and regulators by walking thorugh the learning curve towards full certification by authorities.

Design for Safety Perception

We strive to understand the behavioural patterns and acceptability thresholds of society where we are proposing them to adopt our novel transportation system, both as users and non-users. Aiming the design of our airspace integration architecture, air vehicles and vertiports at making people feel safe is of utmost importance.

Work With Regulators

Our Infrastructure Networks will require the creation of new regulations in order to reach placement into service. We are working with governments in Latin America as world leaders in the generation of said regulation frameworks for harmonious paths towards implementation.

We recognize the mobility pain point and how it deteriorates people's quality of life. Our Infrastructure Networks are targeted to service communities and regular people. They are a disruptive infrastructure solution to alleviate pressure for urban growth.

Mobility Problem

Complex mobility problems in the Latin American region which encompass endemic factors like defectuous infrastructure, public health problems deriving from high pollution and criminality are a priority for governments and regulators to seek innovative solutions for.

Lower Costs

Lower costs for certification processes of aircrafts, subsystems and operators, test flights and placing into service. 

New Regulations

Aeronautics regulators willing to lead in the writing of required regulations for eVTOLs and Urban Air Mobility and also open to new airspace integration architectures.

Weather Availability

Unlike other regions of the world, weather availability is close to 100% year round for Urban Air Mobility, allowing for continuous flight operations and faster accumulation of flight hours.

Implementing in
Latin America First

Varon Vehicles Corporation is leading a UAM ecosystem in Latin America targeted towards implementation, starting in Colombia. Cooperation is underway with the Colombian Government, the Colombian Aeronautics Authorities and other stakeholders for the implementaiton of the first Infrastructure Network in a chosen location.

The Latin American region offers a series of advantages to undertake the learning curve of novel UAM faster and at less cost, which has shown to be of much interest for global UAM stakeholders which have joined our ecosystem for close collaboration.

Conceptual Developments

Varon Vehicles is not developing air vehicles, the company establishes partnerships with global electric vertical take-off and landing (eVTOL) air vehicle manufacturers to provide its vehicle fleets. Nevertheless, the company developed its V200 and V210 air vehicle concept models to study the requirements of Urban Air Mobility and air vehicle performance needs for the Latin American region. This allowed knowhow acquisition on subjects related to specific needs from the air vehicle fleets and their operation, as well as matters related to city integration, vertiport design and community acceptance. This allowed for subsequent work with global partners such as air vehicle manufacturers, vertiport developers, airspace integration systems providers, government regulators and urban planners, on the definition of scopes of work for implementation.

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Initial designs have been made together with the Colombian aeronautics authorities for the air vehicles traffic orchestration arrangement of virtual lanes within airspace volumes linking vertiports to ensure maximum throughput and separation. Prototype layouts have been simulated live with unmanned drones to demonstrate proper traffic orchestration. The concept of Urban Geodesic has been further developed by drafting the first routes over cities of Colombia and their surroundings where vertiport locations seem obvious according to mobility demand studies.

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