AURORA will involve end-users and relevant stakeholders in all phases of its journey, to ensure that our innovative solutions meet the needs of citizens and stakeholders, resulting in services with added value.
To commence our stakeholder engagement activities, AURORA organised a first virtual workshop on Tuesday, September 28th 2021, from 13:00 to 17:00 CEST.
Overall we can see that UAM’s success seems to depend on many factors: social acceptance, balancing the environmental costs of its operations, achieving a smooth integration with other transport systems and removing safety and security concerns that could cause accidents.
The stakeholders that participated in our workshop represented different areas of society that would be interested in or impacted by the technological developments in UAM and autonomous vehicles in general.
Their input made it clear that if these technological developments are to be sustainable and accepted in the future, there has to be a good balance between the social benefits and the risks that those operations might cause. We need to fit the innovative services offered by UAM in the greater picture, integrating it in the wider context, addressing possible environmental impacts and striving for the greatest level of safety possible.