Factors Influencing the Exterior Design of Autonomous Passenger Drones: Literature Review

DS 116: Proceedings of the DESIGN2022 17th International Design Conference

Year: 2022
Editor: Mario Štorga, Stanko Škec, Tomislav Martinec, Dorian Marjanović
Author: Ketan Madan Chaturmutha, Deepak John Mathew
Series: DESIGN
Institution: Indian Institute of Technology Hyderabad, India
Section: Industrial Design
Page(s): 2077-2086
DOI number: https://doi.org/10.1017/pds.2022.210
ISSN: 2732-527X (Online)


Electric vertical take-off and landing aircraft (eVTOLs) have been accessed on various configurations over the past decade. This literature review deals with the issue of determining the appropriate design for an Autonomous Passenger Drone (APD). APDs have been compared with VTOLs on their pros and cons. The authors analysed aerodynamics and propulsion systems of multiple APDs. Further, the comparative analysis aids in designing the best framework for the exterior form of APDs based on human capacity, flying technology, fuel type, travel distance, door type, size, material, safety, cost, etc.

Keywords: autonomous vehicles, energy efficiency, evolutionary design, design review, design analysis

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