Into A New Era of Aviation
AAM (Advanced Air Mobility) is recognized globally as a solution to overburdened transportation systems. It is an emerging field of aerostatic and autonomous technology using eVTOL (electric vertical take-off and landing) aircraft and Vertiports (Vertical Airports) to transport passengers or cargo at lower altitudes in urban and rural areas. These next-gen eVTOL aircraft will be smaller and lighter than existing flight vehicles and hence hard to remote control through radar and satellite networks. As a result, many will be self-flying and autonomous and pilotless UAVs (Unmanned Aerial Vehicles).
According to NASA, AAM will support over 100 million flights annually for metro services and package delivery by 2030 and will become a part of our daily life. While reading this article, an AAM program is being carried out in full swing in Paris to unveil this futuristic transportation in Paris Olympic 2024.
AAM's success requires not only in-aircraft AI and network connectivity, but also the intertwined web of interconnected edge devices, intelligent infrastructures, and smart traffic management systems. These elements of success rely on the growing ubiquity of high-capacity and high-performance memory and storage solutions to maximize the efficiency of edge computing and AI. At the same time, compactness is also necessary for application into space-constrained eVTOL aircraft, edge devices, and Vertiports. Furthermore, cost-effectiveness and power efficiency will be pivotal for realizing the next-gen of mobility in the air.
Although much effort now is focusing on regulation and in-aircraft technology, the infrastructure density may play the main role in driving scale in the long run. Cervoz offers comprehensive memory and storage solutions for HPC (High-Performance Computing), AI, and edge computing, enabling intelligent infrastructures for AAM and unmanned traffic management (UTM).