Urban Air Mobility — Four Paths to Disaster

It is mind-boggling that any industry could be on a more untenable and counterproductive path than the ground autonomous vehicle industry. That NASA is largely responsible for it. And that each one of the pending disasters is easily avoidable with existing technology. But that is where we are.

The List — with links to amplifying information

Autonomous development approach is same untenable approach the ground domain uses

· The Autonomous Vehicle Industry can be Saved by doing the Opposite of what is being done now — https://medium.com/@imispgh/the-autonomous-vehicle-industry-can-be-saved-by-doing-the-opposite-of-what-is-being-done-now-b4e5c6ae9237

Many eVTOL makers have little actual aircraft design experience

· Some warning signs Air Taxi and eVTOL makers are all not experienced aircraft makers — https://imispgh.medium.com/some-warning-signs-air-taxi-and-evtol-makers-are-all-not-experienced-aircraft-makers-3e9c3fae71f7

Industry with FAA and NASA have a Pollyanna and wholly inadequate approach to Urban Air Mobility Air Traffic Management when environments have any significant complexity or density

· Are NASA and the FAA leaving the UAM industry and Urban areas hanging? — https://imispgh.medium.com/i-just-read-the-nasa-uam-conops-for-uml4-unfortunately-it-seems-to-confirm-several-things-7da1e87b15a5

This industry cannot tolerate single air tragedy where the automobile domain has a much higher tolerance (This one is obvious)

(Note-I believe the root cause for this is the infestation of the Silicon Valley Agile Holiday Inn Express. Article on that is coming soon.)

My name is Michael DeKort — I am a former system engineer, engineering and program manager for Lockheed Martin. I worked in simulation, as the software engineering manager for NORAD, as a PM on the Aegis Weapon System and lead C4ISR systems engineer for the DHS Deepwater program. I am now CEO/CTO at Dactle.

Key Autonomous Vehicle Industry Participation

- Founder SAE On-Road Autonomous Driving Simulation Task Force

- Member SAE ORAD Verification and Validation Task Force

- Member SAE G-34 / EUROCAE WG-114 Artificial Intelligence in Aviation

- Stakeholder for UL4600 — Creating AV Safety Guidelines

- Member of the IEEE Artificial Intelligence & Autonomous Systems Policy Committee

- Presented the IEEE Barus Ethics Award for Post 9/11 DoD/DHS Whistleblowing Efforts

Systems Engineer, Engineering/Program Management -- DoD/Aerospace/IT - Autonomous Systems Air & Ground, FAA Simulation, UAM, V2X, C4ISR, Cybersecurity