Air taxis, cargo delivery drones or unmanned systems for emergencies is an ever-approaching reality. Urban air mobility (UAM) will help us create more sustainable and smarter cities. This new reality being on the horizon, has led to AMU-LED which is an H2020 project of the European Union whose main purpose is to demonstrate the safe integration of different types of drone operations in our city´s skies.
It is an ambitious initiative, which will be built up over two years, with the ultimate goal of showcasing one of the largest demonstration of mobility services with air vehicles in urban environments by 2022. Several venues have been chosen in three different countries: Santiago de Compostela in Spain, Cranfield in the United Kingdom, Amsterdam, and Rotterdam in the Netherlands.
In total, the AMU-LED project involves 17 different entities from Europe and the United States. Coordinated by everis, the consortium is made up of a group of very prominent agents within the sector: Airbus, AirHub, Altitude Angel, ANRA Technologies, Boeing Research & Technology-Europe, FADA-CATEC, Cranfield University, EHang, ENAIRE, Gemeente Amsterdam, INECO, ITG, Jeppesen, NLR, Space53 and Tecnalia. Read more
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