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The Selection of Vertiport Location for On-Demand Mobility and Its Application to Seoul Metro Area

  • Eunha Lim
  • Hoyon HwangEmail author
Original Paper

Abstract

This paper addresses the application of the concept of on-demand mobility (ODM) to Seoul, the capital city of South Korea. First, commuting data of high population density areas (Seoul, Incheon, and Gyunggi) were collected and presented on longitude and latitude coordinates. Based on the data, ODM was applied to three different traveling paths. To show the variations of traveling time depending on the number of vertiports, the K-mean algorithm was used to cluster the data, assuming that each centroid of clusters would be reasonable locations of vertiports for personal air vehicles (PAV). The Silhouette technique verified the quality of clusters. Eighteen different cases by the number of vertiports from 2 to 36 increased by 2 were analyzed for the three most demanding routes. The case study benchmarked the traveling time between the existing ground transport systems and ODM. Each section was divided into three parts that were traveling on the ground and those using PAV. The cases of using automobile and public transportation to travel to the vertiport were calculated separately. This travel time was compared with the time of the existing transport method to find out the validity of the application of ODM in the Seoul metropolitan area, and the location and number of vertiport impacts on the ODM.

Keywords

On-demand mobility Personal air vehicle (PAV) Vertiport Air taxi 

Notes

Acknowledgement

This research was supported by the Research Grant from Sejong University through the Korea Agency for Infrastructure Technology Advancement funded by the Ministry of Land, Infrastructure and Transport of the Korean government (Project No. 16CTAP-C114866-01).

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Authors and Affiliations

  1. 1.Department of Aerospace EngineeringSejong UniversitySeoulRepublic of Korea

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