Ford Future of Transportation: Scott Drennan, "Urban Air Mobility: An Autonomous Tomorrow"

Friday, October 11, 2019
12:30 p.m.
1224 Edward St. John Learning and Teaching Center
Nicholas Thompson
301 405 2410

Urban Air Mobility: An Autonomous Tomorrow

Generously sponsored by Ford

Scott Drennan (BSAE '93)
Vice President, Innovation

Bell’s Vice President of Innovation, Scott Drennan, will discuss Bell’s vision that will revolutionize transportation in cities. Scott will share his perspective on how smart cities will come to life, as well as insight on overcoming key barriers, ranging from regulation to the interaction with the surrounding environment and infrastructure, and ultimately, what operating, working, and living in an autonomous future will look like.

Scott Drennan joined Bell in 1993 after receiving a BS in Aerospace Engineering from the University of Maryland and working as a co-op student at GE Aircraft Engines. He holds a Master of Liberal Arts from Southern Methodist University. Scott’s career focus on advanced VTOL technologies and configurations has included work on the V-22, and more recently as chief engineer of the Bell 609 program and director of air vehicle integration. He is currently a member of the NASA Advisory Council Aeronautics Committee.

Scott is proud to carry on Bell’s rich tradition of innovation. The innovation team’s mission is to radically innovate technologies towards novel and coveted vehicle lift experiences. The team leverages Bell’s core competencies and fearlessly embraces disruption to illuminate and secure Bell’s future as an extraordinary technology company.

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