Aeras-x Seat for Drone TaxisLightweight multidirectional 3D knitted seating for passengers in drone taxis.
The transport industry is evolving through new possibilities and textiles are playing a key role contributing with smart designs, durability, flexibility, comfort and low weight. Drone taxis will be a reality in a few years’ time, so why not be part of shaping the future?
The Project will design and scale up a lightweight multi-directional 3D knitted seating concept for passengers in drone taxis providing maximum comfort within the tight constraints of a drone
taxi, through the characteristics of a multi-zone, adaptable suspension knit. The basis is knitting technology using biodegradable fibres including multi-zone knit construction varying elasticity.
They will create soft spacers volumes acting like foam to maximise comfort while seamlessly integrated in the whole knit process without the need of secondary materials or procedures.
No-waste production of the knit is a key element of the seat’s sustainability goal.
GREINER AEROSPACE GMBH (Austria)
Greiner aerospace is a full-service provider for aircraft seating with comfort and style.
Aerospace is part of the 100% familyowned company group, which was founded in Germany in 1868 and in Austria in 1899, combining the expertise of a network structure with the flexibility of legally autonomous business entities.
KOBLEDER GMBH (Austria)
Kobleder was founded in 1927 as a knitting company focused on the production of 3D-knitted textiles. They have wide expertise in different sectors from aviation, automotive, furniture, lightning to protective garments
PROF. CHRISTINE LÜDEKE (Germany)
Industrial designer with a focus on the aircraft seating industry. In parallel professor at Pforzheim University, Head of Department of the new M.A. Design & Future Making, which explores transformative approaches to design making between traditional and emerging technologies.