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Welcome to the Varon Vehicles URBAN AIR MOBILITY

N  A  M  E  S

C H A L L E N G E

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Here You can Propose the new NAMES for Urban Air Mobility

"eVTOL""Pilot""Flying Platform""Operator""Aircraft"

This is a call for anyone to propose the best new  N A M E S  for key elements of Urban Air Mobility for which N A M E S have not yet been widely adopted.

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Have you ever wondered how we got century old N A M E S like airplane and helicopter? When did we start using bus and car? Where did they come from? Who invented them? Urban Air Mobility is a nascent industry and it's in need for radical new N A M E S that define it, that become universal and that stick in perpetuity. N A M E S generate industrial cohesion, understanding and orient public imagination in the same direction. We wonder what these new ubiquitous N A M E S will be - the next pilot, the next automobile. Here's a chance for YOU to propose the next generation N A M E S for Urban Air Mobility.

 

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OPEN CHALLENGES

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RULES

 

The Challenge: To propose the best Names for elements of Urban Air Mobility for generalized and long-lasting use by industry and the public. Specific challenges will be added over time to the Names Challenges, in the section below.

Who can Propose Names: Anybody, in personal title, of an entity or anonymously.

Where to Participate: The UAM Names Challenge takes place here, in this webpage. Just scroll down to the PARTICIPATE section at the bottom of this webpage to propose Names and submit your Votes.

Eligible Names: Proposed Names must not include any trademarks, brands, registered Names or any other form of private Names or Names with restrictions for use. Only open, generic Names will be accepted and considered.

How Many Names can Someone Propose: A maximum of three names can be proposed for each open challenge at the same time, in the spirit of keeping all entries at a maximum value, well thought out and relevant. The same person or entity can propose more names at a later time, with the same maximum limit.

Timeframe: Specific Name challenges will open over time and will not have an ending date, until a Name is declared a Winner.

Pre-Selection: Pre-selection will happen whenever there are outstanding Names proposed. Pre-selection will be based on the following criteria:

  • Originality.
  • Soundness, Relevance and Long-Term Applicability.
  • Pronunciation in many languages and musicality.
  • Public Votes.

Multiple Names may be Pre-selected within the same specific challenge. There will only be one Winner for each specific challenge.

Voting: Anybody can vote at any time for any of the already proposed Names, by submitting their Votes through the link below. One Vote per person or entity will be accepted for each Name.

Winners: Final selection of a Winner Name will be made according to the exceptional attractiveness of a pre-selected Name to the Varon Vehicles industry ecosystem. For this, pre-selected Names will be run by actual advanced air mobility industry partners to sense their overall attraction and acceptance to firmly adopt the Name.

Winner Names will be adopted for use by Varon Vehicles and proposed to industry partners, media and stakeholders for wide and generalized adoption. A historical research will be made to assign credit to the person or entity if it was not proposed in anonymity. A record will be maintained of the Winner Name for each specific challenge and the credited person or entity who proposed it. Varon Vehicles will publish the Winner and grant a recognition certificate which will be sent by physical mail to the Winner and will be announced publicly. Winner Names will also be included in Flight Crowd’s Urban Air Mobility Glossary, a growing industry effort to compile key Urban/Advanced Air Mobility terms.

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FLIGHT CROWD, a proud partner of Varon Vehicles, will participate in the assesment of proposed Names. Their wide knowledge of aerospace industry, its history and their multiple educational tools and resources are instrumental in the evaluation of Names for the UAM Names Challenge. They will aid in determining eligibility, pre-selection and background of proposed Names. Flight Crowd also contributes to the structuring of the specific challenges that make up the UAM Names Challenge and the ones that will open here in the future.

 

OPEN CHALLENGES

 

N A M E  for Urban Air Mobility Aircraft

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Challenge starting date: May 24, 2021.

Current Status: Open.

Background: Several decades ago, many newly developed vertical flight devices different to a helicopter were commonly referred to as “flying platforms” because of their rigid structure nature. Unmanned aerial vehicles being incorporated for military use, mostly fixed winged aircraft, started being called “remotely piloted vehicles” or “remotely piloted aircraft” (RPV’s or RPA’s) through the 90’s and then “drones” in the 2000’s. In the 2010’s the commercial, generally smaller and electric devices with four horizontal propellers, such as remote-control toys and ones used for aerial photography, started to be referred to as “drones” as well. As the military ones grew in complexity and started to be referred to as "unmanned aerial systems" or UAS’s instead, the smaller commercial ones kept this name. Now, all multirotor unmanned devices are called “drones”. As the “drones” industry evolved, the idea of powerful ones that could carry people gained its popularity and the concept merged with the idea of a flying car that was well established in public’s mind since the 1960’s with TV shows like the Jetsons. The term “flying car” was widely used in Urban Air Mobility up until about 2018. But the maturation of Urban Air Mobility as a new mode of public transport between vertiports called for the departure from the term “flying car” as it is not about private ownership or about flying to any desired place. The term "vertical take-off and landing" (VTOL or eVTOL for its electric counterpart) has recently become widely used to describe the revolutionary aerial vehicles. Nevertheless, this is not an easy-to-understand name or remember name for those outside of the industry and perhaps even the engineering world. We are looking for the next “automobile”, “car”, “airplane” or “helicopter” name to describe the next generation aircraft which will be electric and used for urban aerial mobility services.

Submitted Proposals for Urban Air Mobility Aircraft:

Proposed

Name

Proposed

By

Date

Proposed

Favorable

Public

Votes

Pre-Selected

Winner

FlyTaxi

Sofyan D Siswantoro

June 27, 2021

FlyUs

Sofyan D Siswantoro

June 27, 2021

Aerocruiser

Nurina Sharmin

June 25, 2021

1

Aerocruise

Nurina Sharmin

June 25, 2021

Vertical Police

Marco Pugliese

June 21, 2021

Vertical Ambulance

Marco Pugliese

June 21, 2021

Vertical Taxi

Marco Pugliese

June 21, 2021

Vertical Car

Marco Pugliese

June 21, 2021

VOLauto

Matt Scassero

June 11, 2021

HelAir

Sukru Bulent Toker

June 9, 2021

UA-copter

Nicolas Castro Latorre

June 9, 2021

e-rcopter

Nicolas Castro Latorre

June 9, 2021

U-copter

Nicolas Castro Latorre

June 9, 2021

UAM-copter

Nicolas Castro Latorre

June 9, 2021

Packwing

Klaus Deutschmann

June 9, 2021

EVA

Klaus Deutschmann

June 9, 2021

e-ucopter

Nicolas Castro Latorre

June 9, 2021

e-rcraft

Nicolas Castro Latorre

June 9, 2021

Aircar

Julian M. Dallos M.

June 8, 2021

Heliplane

Julian M. Dallos M.

June 8, 2021

Carplane

Julian M. Dallos M.

June 8, 2021

Aviocar

Julian M. Dallos M.

June 8, 2021

Aerocar

Julian M. Dallos M.

June 8, 2021

Helicar

Julian M. Dallos M.

June 8, 2021

Airline

Julian David Dallos

June 8, 2021

Skylift

Stefan Link

June 2, 2021

Skycab

Paolo Veneruso

June 1, 2021

SkyPod

Felipe Varon

May 31, 2021

1

CitiHopper

Tom Freund

May 31, 2021

AirPod

Gregg Dvorak

May 26, 2021

1

Buzzer

Gregg Dvorak

May 26, 2021

Buzzcraft

Gregg Dvorak

May 26, 2021

Robin

Mariya Ilina

May 25, 2021

Colibri

Mario Merino

May 25, 2021

1

Dragonfly

Mario Merino

May 25, 2021

SkyCar

Daniel Fitzgerald

May 24, 2021

Skycraft

Mikhail Klassen

May 24, 2021

1

N A M E  for Urban Air Mobility Aircraft On-Board Operators

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Challenge starting date: May 24, 2021.

Current Status: Open.

Background: The emergence of self-driving/autonomous cars and automation technology in aviation fed into the idea of pilot-less aircraft for Urban Air Mobility. This has been mainly driven by the desire for economic efficiency in flight operations which include very high energy consuming segments of flight. Vertical take-offs, landings and vertically powered flights with multiple rotors consume high amounts of energy, and with limited power storage capabilities with today’s battery technology which constrain payload and endurance, removing the on-board aircraft "operator" has been an attractive idea. This desire even applies for non-electric UAM aircraft because economic efficiency is a critical aspect of Urban Air Mobility. Nevertheless, due to existing strong regulations, the fear barrier from the public and the need to generate a positive safety perception, the aircraft will indeed require an on-board "operator" for many years. In many cases they are still referred to as “pilots”; however, the same need for economic efficiency calls for simpler or simplified vehicle operations or SVO’s, in which the aircraft operator’s tasks, and thus the required training, is much simpler and economical. The name “driver” was sometimes used to reflect on the idea of a “flying car”, however without differentiating between bus or truck drivers and aerial vehicle “operators”. So the name "operator" has started to be used in some industry circles. But it does not differentiate the on-board aircraft operator from the fleet operator company, nor heightens the job position. We are looking to name our UAM on-board aircraft “operators” in a way that captures the general public’s interest in this new profession. This new name should be associated with respect and admiration for the job.

Submitted Proposals for UAM Aircraft On-Board Operators:

Proposed

Name

Proposed

By

Date

Proposed

Favorable

Public

Votes

Pre-Selected

Winner

Vertical Pilot

Wojciech Reczek

July 2, 2021

e-Pilot

Wojciech Reczek

July 2, 2021

Bladerunner

Karen North

July 1, 2021

Aerocruise Operator

Nurina Sharmin

June 25, 2021

Aerocruise Aviator

Nurina Sharmin

June 25, 2021

Smart Fly Operator

Daniel Melendez

June 17, 2021

Icarus

Daniela Rodriguez

June 11, 2021

ua-viator

Nicolas Castro Latorre

June 9, 2021

u-viator

Nicolas Castro Latorre

June 9, 2021

e-viator

Nicolas Castro Latorre

June 9, 2021

Piloto

Julian M. Dallos M.

June 8, 2021

Urbanaut

Jam Hartley

May 31, 2021

1

Hop Manager

Tom Freund

May 31, 2021

Flyer

Gregg Dvorak

May 26, 2021

Skypilot

Daniel Fitzgerald

May 24, 2021

1

Aviator

Mariya Ilina

May 24, 2021

2

 

PARTICIPATE

 

Propose NAMES and VOTE Here.

Submit your proposed Names and Votes in the "Message" box below.

Fill in your "Name" and "Email". Indicate which specific challenge you are proposing a Name for in the "Email Subject" line.

If you wish to add a positive Vote for any Name that has already been proposed, please tell us in the "Message" box as well.

You can submit single or multiple Names and/ or Votes.

Thank you for Participating in the Varon Vehicles UAM Names Challenge! In doing so, you're helping to shape U R B A N   A I R   M O B I L I T Y, a new industry which will bring the next generation of aviation into our cities, suburbs and regions.

VISITORS PARTICIPATION. By submitting your proposed name(s) through the dedicated messages option in the Varon Vehicles UAM Names Challenge webpage, you consent for Varon Vehicles Corporation to publicly publish and release your proposed name(s) alongside with your full name for proper identification and engagement, unless an explicit anonymus request is made, and to share the name(s) and your contact information with the general public on the Varon Vehicles UAM Names Challenge webpage, on the Varon Vehicles website, with industry partners and on all other media channels managed by Varon Vehicles Corporation. By submiting name(s) to the Varon Vehicles UAM Names Challenge, you consent to the general and open use of the name(s) and will claim no right to the use of the name(s) or retribution in any form or manner for the open and perpetual use of the name by Varon Vehicles Corporation, its partners and and by the general public. The submission of name(s), and selection of winner name(s), does not generate any relationship whatsoever with Varon Vehicles Corporation. Varon Vehicles Corporation may choose, at its sole discretion, not to publish or to consider proposed names that are not found to be at all relevant to the topics being considered, that are found to have any form of right, ownership or trademark nature or if their nature exhibits to be inappropriate, discourteous or rude. By submitting your proposed name(s) through the dedicated messages option in the UAM Names Challenge webpage, you provide Varon Vehicles Corporation with your contact information and you consent that Varon Vehicles Corporation may process your personal data to host future related sessions or activities and to send you information material like surveys, studies, content updates and event invitations on these and similarly relevant topics by email. You can withdraw your consent at any time by contacting us. The withdrawal of consent does not affect the lawfulness of processing based on consent prior to the withdrawal. Varon Vehicles Corporation uses the personal information that you provide upon name(s) submission to identify you as a participant in the Varon Vehicles UAM Names Challenge. Here you can read the complete Participation and Privacy Policies.

DISCLAIMERS. All proposed name(s) in the Varon Vehicles UAM Names Challenge are full responsibility of the participants. Varon Vehicles Corporation makes no warranty or representation whatsoever regarding name(s) proposed by participants. Varon Vehicles Corporation does not necessarily endorse any name(s) until they are selected as winners according to the rules of the Varon Vehicles UAM Names Challenge, nor declare any commitment to participants by virtue of their participation or selection as winners in the UAM Names Challenge beyond those indicated in the rules of the Varon Vehicles UAM Names Challenge. Submitted names could be subject to future rights registration internationally by any party or member of the general public and Varon Vehicles Corporation makes no reservation or warranty in any form regarding names registrations or conflicts. Varon Vehicles Corporation does not monitor or have control over name(s) that participants share by participating in the Varon Vehicles UAM Names Challenge or how those name(s) are used by other participants or the public.  The intention of the Varon Vehicles UAM Names Challenge is to unify the use of generic names by industry and the public and to foster their wide and open adoption.

The Varon Vehicles UAM Names Challenge has been produced and organized by Varon Vehicles Corporation to encourage the sharing of information, industry innovation, cohesion, industry growth, and ease of collaboration. Varon Vehicles Corporation is providing this event at no charge to Participants and Visitors.

The Varon Vehicles Urban Air Mobility Names Challenge is a production of Varon Vehicles Corporation. All rights reserved.

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