On Wednesday June 29th, EPF Project Officer Katie Bulanowski spoke at the Second International Symposium on Noise from UAVs, UASs and eVTOLs. This session closed out an exciting 3-day online symposium which focused on the noise generation of drones and eVTOLs. The symposium gathered experts from around the world to present new research as well as metrics for measuring and characterising the impact of noise. Similarly, symposium participants also discussed methods being developed for establishing noise measurement standards in this new field of mobility.
Katie participated in a panel discussion with five other experts entitled “Air taxis integration in cities in the light of mobility in noise”. While the panel aimed to focus on noise related to passenger transport drones, the diverse panel members also debated key challenges around Urban Air Mobility in general, including its use-cases and strategies for characterising its noise impact. Panel members also debated methods for involving citizens and addressing societal concerns about noise. After a lively one-hour discussion, it is clear, however, that there is no “one way” to evaluate UAM’s impact on people and the environment. To be continued!
For more information on the Quiet Drones Symposium, visit their website here.