As part of the "Vision Smart City" initiative, the Stuttgart University of Applied Sciences asked a total of 1,203 people about their personal attitudes to air taxis. In contrast to previous studies, in which participants had to imagine the air taxi technology themselves, this was the first study of its kind in which the respondents were actually able to experience an air taxi flight. For the first time, a realistic opinion of the population could be gained.
The most important study results show:
In addition to the Stuttgart University of Applied Sciences, the Lab1886 of Mercedes-Benz AG, Volocopter GmbH as well as the State Ministry of Baden-Württemberg and the City of Stuttgart were involved in the project, which was supported by the BMVI's mFUND research initiative, and were accordingly represented on the Museum Hill on 14 and 15 September.