(Picture: Volocopter and Frankfurt Airport are now working on airport-city centre air taxiconcepts)The Global Urban Air Mobility project report7 March, 2019EuropeBelgiumAntwerp joined the UAM Initiative (EIP-SCC) in September 2018. According to a press release:“Antwerp has stated its ambition to explore the potential of drones in an urban context. As a startingpoint, the feasibility of using drones for observation tasks by the local police will be studied.Specifically, the city of Antwerp and its local police will initiate a project definition aimed atdeveloping an autonomous aerial imaging system with the ability to cover the territory of the city. Inthe development of the project, the city will also closely involve its quadruple helix partners(universities-businesses-citizens) and embed the initiative in its wider Smart City strategy.”“The feasibility of implementing this solution will be studied in close collaboration with institutionalpartners such as Belgocontrol, Eurocontrol and the European Aviation Safety Agency (EASA). Amongother partners who have signed and support the Manifesto of Intent are the Antwerp FireDepartment, the Federal Ministry of Transport, the Belgian Civil Aviation Authority, the FederalPolice (Air Support), the Port of Antwerp, iMec, University of Antwerp, Drone Think Do, Droneport,EUKA, Helicus and Unifly.
Meanwhile in October 2018 it was announced that the Helicus Aero Initiative (HAI) will put in place asystem to transport medical supplies by drones between hospitals and laboratories/pharmacies. Theproject, named MEDRONA, was selected for funding by the federal government. Inter hospital testflights will take place during the second part of 2019 in Antwerp urban airspace.The aim of MEDRONA is to demonstrate a system that is able to transport medical parcels (e.g.human tissue, blood & urine samples and pharmacy preparations) in a reliable, ecological andefficient way. Five companies have joined forces in this project: Belgocontrol, SABCA, Unifly, NSX andHelicus. Each company will focus on a specific part of the overall solution.The project was selected out of 136 candidate projects within the frame of Smart Mobility Belgium(SMB). SMB is a joint initiative of the Belgian federal minsters of Transport and Communication forprojects aiming at smart and innovative mobility applications. It has a budget of 4 million euro. SMBwill provide support to MEDRONA which constitutes the second phase of the Helicus Aero Initiative(HAI). This phase aims to build safety assessments for specific inter hospital flight corridors. A seriesof test flights in 2019 should allow to obtain the regulatory approval for the future exploitation ofthe medical drone transport system in Antwerp.In October 2018 the SAFIR consortium, a group of 13 public and private organisations, was selectedby Single European Sky ATM Research Joint Undertaking (SESAR JU) to demonstrate integratedDrone Traffic Management for a broad range of drone operations in Belgium. The goal of the SAFIRproject is to contribute to the EU regulatory process for drones and drive forward the deployment ofinteroperable, harmonised and standardised drone services across Europe. SAFIR will carry outmultiple studies and demonstrations for drone operations including surveillance flights (includingcontainer terminal inspection, oil spill inspection) in the Port of Antwerp, parcel delivery, medicalinter-hospital transport, high voltage line mapping and pylon inspection. Further the use oftelecommunication network technology for data communication with both manned aircraft andother unmanned aircraft will be assessed. Finally, a radar system will be deployed capable ofmonitoring cooperative and non-cooperative drones.Brussels is part of the European Union’s Urban Air Mobility (UAM) initiative and is examining thesetting up of a drone-based emergency services network.Ghent is part of the European Union’s Urban Air Mobility (UAM) initiative. The city is examining thesetting up of a prototype ambulance drone application and is part of the multi-stakeholder group.Partners include: the Department of Emergency Medicine Ghent University Hospital, EmergencyMedical Services Dispatch Centre 112 East Flanders, Ghent University i-Know, Belgocontrol, Unifly,Euka, TomorrowLab, Drone Think Do, European Aviation Safety Agency, BRC Belgian ResuscitationCouncil, Ghent Fire Zone Central HQ.Kortrijk The Marketplace of the European Innovation Partnership on Smart Cities and Communities(EIP-SCC) announced in February 2019 on Linkedin that the Eurometropolis cities of Lille, Kortrijk andTournai, a cross-border region bringing together 2.1 million Belgian and French inhabitants havejoined the association’s urban air mobility initiative. This is the third trans-border partner, joiningEuregio (Enchende of the Netherlands-Munster in Germany) and MAHHL (Maastricht, Aachen,Herlen and Liege, cities in Germany, the Netherlands and Belgium).St Truiden is the location of a “drone port”, located at the former military airport of Brustem, SintTruiden. Besides acting as an incubator for start-up companies, Droneport Sint-Truiden provides testfacilities to drone operators, allowing them to conduct test flights in dedicated (segregated)airspace.
Tournai The Marketplace of the European Innovation Partnership on Smart Cities and Communities(EIP-SCC) announced in February 2019 on Linkedin that the Eurometropolis cities of Lille, Kortrijk andTournai, a cross-border region bringing together 2.1 million Belgian and French inhabitants havejoined the association’s urban air mobility initiative. This is the third trans-border partner, joiningEuregio (Enchende of the Netherlands-Munster in Germany) and MAHHL (Maastricht, Aachen,Herlen and Liege, cities in Germany, the Netherlands and Belgium).EstoniaAs part of the SESAR U Space trial programme, an international parcel delivery between Helsinki andTallinn is planned, followed by simulations of dense urban drone fleet operations in Tallinn incontrolled airspace.FinlandWing, an Alphabet company, announced in December 2018 it will launch a drone delivery service inFinland in spring of 2019, the first Wing operation in Europe. According to the company: “We havespent the last six years developing a fleet of small aircraft and an automated navigation system thatcan deliver food, medicine and other items just minutes after they are requested. Drone delivery isnot only safer, faster and more environmentally friendly than ground delivery, it can also radicallyimprove our quality of life. Wing has spent the past 18 months trialling the customer experience ofdrone delivery with thousands of deliveries in south-eastern Australia, partnering with localbusinesses to deliver a range of food and drinks, medicine and household items .we’re lookingforward to working with the community and local businesses to find the best way to implement ourservices in the Helsinki area. Based on what we know about the winter weather in Finland, we’repretty confident that if our drones can deliver here, they can deliver anywhere!”An international parcel delivery between Helsinki and Tallinn is plannedi as part of the SESAR USpace trial programme, followed by initial work to plan dense urban drone fleet operations inHelsinki with police intervention. Other programmes underway include maritime traffic surveillancecombined with search-and rescue over Gulf of Finland and, in co-operation with Urban Air Mobilityinitiative, the Consortium plans to demonstrate the use of UTM for controlling drone taxi traffic bydemonstrating a live drone taxi flight from Helsinki-Vantaa airport to downtown Helsinki.FranceBordeaux is part of the Nouvelle-Aquitaine initiative, a European Innovation Partnership on SmartCities and Communities (EIP-SCC) programme. “(The Nouvelle-Aquitaine project propose to studythe implementation of innovative mobility solutions using the aerial dimension to improve the urbanand inter-urban mobility. The objective is to build starting from on-going experiences such asautonomous delivery of products and then to imagine, for example, the tourist transport from a linerdocked in Bordeaux quays towards tourist areas, or to allow the transport of goods or isolatedpeople towards health or economic centres. The tourist angle of the Nouvelle-Aquitaine project isalso one of the differentiation factor compared to other territories which have joint the UAMinitiative.”The feasibility of implementing these solutions will be studied in close collaboration withinstitutional partners such as the French Civil Aviation Authorities (DGAC). Other signatory partnersinclude the AETOS and TOPOS clusters, Aerospace Valley competitiveness cluster, Thales, Airbus andBordeaux Technowest and two project leader of the regional Drone City call of interest (AirMarineand Betomorrow, 33).
Lille The Marketplace of the European Innovation Partnership on Smart Cities and Communities (EIPSCC) announced in February 2019 on Linkedin that the Eurometropolis cities of Lille, Kortrijk andTournai, a cross-border region bringing together 2.1 million Belgian and French inhabitants havejoined the association’s urban air mobility initiative. This is the third trans-border partner, joiningEuregio (Enchende of the Netherlands-Munster in Germany) and MAHHL (Maastricht, Aachen,Herlen and Liege, cities in Germany, the Netherlands and Belgium).Toulouse Métropole has joined the UAM Initiative of the European Innovation Partnership on SmartCities and Communities (EIP-SCC). According to a September 2018 press release “Alongside the"Projet Mobilités 2030" led by Tisséo-Collectivités, a structuring programme representing nearly EUR4 billion, the objective is therefore to encourage the implementation of new mobility services forwhich the UAM is a high-stakes lever, and this in a global approach for responsible and sustainableurban development Toulouse Métropole has set the following priorities, by adopting a step-by-stepapproach, for the sustainable integration of air mobility in its territories: Remote sensing: use of drones for environmental monitoring applications or urban services(traffic management, air quality, infrastructure monitoring ), to meet the needs ofsupervision for the territory Emergency and rapid response services (health, medical, security), Urban logistics: to experiment with the support of specific products & services for which thedrone technology could complete the already existing value chain, in a logic of the first / lastkilometre.The feasibility of implementing these solutions will be studied in close collaboration withinstitutional partners such as DGAC, Eurocontrol and the European Aviation Safety Agency (EASA).Amongst other partners who have signed and support the Manifesto of Intent are public authorities,industrials, startups, research laboratories and clusters. Partners with an interest to support theUAM project in Toulouse include, amongst others, the Prefecture of the Occitanie Region andPrefecture of the Haute-Garonne, Tisséo Collectivités, Direction Générale de l'Aviation Civile(DGAC/DSAC and DGAC/DSNA), Aéroport Toulouse Blagnac, Caisse des Dépôts et des Consignations,Centre d'Etudes et d'expertise sur les risques, l'environnement, la mobilité et l'aménagement(CEREMA), Groupement d'Intérêt Scientifique Micro-drones, Centre Hospitalier Universitaire deToulouse (CHU), Ecole Nationale de l'Aviation Civile (ENAC), Fédération de Recherche ONERA ENACISAE-SUPAERO, Airbus, Aerospace Valley, AirMap, Delair, EDEIS, ESSP, Electric Visionary Aircrafts(EVA), Institut Aéronautique et Spatial (IAS), Involi, IRT Saint-Exupéry, ISAE-Supaero, LAAS-CNRS, M3Systems, ONERA, Oppidea, Safran, Sopra Steria, Telespazio France, Thales, Unifly, VIPAIR-e.BulgariaPlovdiv is part of the European Union’s Urban Air Mobility (UAM) initiative. A consortium, withnational and international partners, will be developed under the UAM Initiative of the EIP-SCC todevelop a solid feasibility study and will initiate a fundraising actions; at a later stage, and uponapproval of the defined project by the City, the realization of the UAMP project concept will bepursued in the wider region of Plovdiv. Supported by the Ministry of Bulgarian Ministry of Transport,Information Technology and Communications, the City of Plovdiv will be exploring: The synergistic use of new mobility services (including air mobility) integrated in publictransport with a focus at connecting Plovdiv to other metropolitan areas at regional andnational level; The effective use for ambulance services and the use for public safety;
Cargo needs for small rapid deliveries. As a starting point, the focus will be given tointroducing innovative goods transportation system in Plovdiv and the region, including thestrategically highly important economic area of the TEZ. In the context of the EIP-SCCMarketplace, efforts will concentrate on raising investment for improving the accessibility ofPlovdiv and its region as well as addressing its emerging mobility needs.Other partners are the Bulgarian Civil Aviation Administration, the Space Research andTechnology Institute – Bulgarian Academy of Sciences and the Trakia Economic Zone.GermanyWurzburg (Germany)-based drone-technology company Emqopter has announced it has made thefirst food delivery by drone in Germany. According to the company’s website: “After an extensivephase of development our delivery drone was the first to be used for autonomous food delivery inurban environment in Germany. The flight route of 600m in Bad Neustadt took the drone only threeminutes of total flight time. Of course, the pizza was still hot! With a maximum lift of weight of 11 kgand a payload of 2kg the drone is perfect for transport of small parts and house post.”On October 1 2018 cities and towns of Northern Hesse joined the UAM initiative of the EIP-SCC. TheManifesto of Intent was formally signed in Wiesbaden. The city of Bad Hersfeld and the region ofNorthern Hesse expressed their willingness to define a UAM Initiative demonstration project foraddressing the mobility needs of the region, with an initial focus on logistics across the airports chainof Kassel Calden and Frankfurt am Main. Bad Hersfeld has been developed as one of the mostimportant logistics locations in Germany. The feasibility of implementing these solutions will bestudied in close collaboration with institutional partners such as DLR, Eurocontrol and the EuropeanAviation Safety Agency (EASA). Amongst other partners who have signed and support the Manifestoof Intent are Bernhard Kempen Urban Mobility Innovations, B2M Software GmbH), Dietmar Höhn(ZF Luftfahrttechnik GmbH) and Dieter Klein (Wingcopter). Other supporters are the five districts ofNorthern Hesse - Hersfeld-Rotenburg, Kassel, Schwalm-Eder, Waldeck-Frankenberg and WerraMeißner, the city of Kassel, the Chamber of Crafts Kassel, the Chamber of Industry and CommerceKassel-Marburg, the Regional Council Kassel, the trade association of Hesse e.V., the businessdevelopment agencies of the region, the Fraunhofer Institute for Energy Economics and EnergySystem Technology and other public authorities, industrials, startups, research laboratories andclusters.The Euregio, a cross border region spanning Germany and the Netherlands around Twente andbordering parts of Niedersachsen and Nordrhein-Westfalia, has become the first Urban Air Mobility(UAM) Initiative demonstration project featuring cross-border regional cooperation betweenEuropean countries. In September a Manifesto of Intent signal the start of a project definition phasein which Enschede and Münster, two of the biggest cities in the area, together with Euregio willexplore opportunities of UAM in the field of emergency services for public safety, with the aim todelivering these services with faster response times, lower costs and less noise disturbance.In Frankfurt Fraport AG and Volocopter GmbH reported in February 2019 they are developingconcepts for ground infrastructure and operations required for air taxi services at airports. “Thiscooperation focuses on smooth passenger handling and efficient integration into existing transportinfrastructure,” says a 12 February press release. “This will be examined using a so-called VolocopterPort. In the future, Volocopter Ports could link existing urban transportation junctions with oneanother and provide connections to and from Frankfurt Airport (FRA).” Via its FraDrones program,Fraport has already tested various scenarios for using drones for operational purposes.Hamburg is part of the European Union’s Urban Air Mobility (UAM) initiative. In close cooperationwith industry, universities, authorities and the public, feasibility studies for the systematicdeployment of air mobility solutions in Hamburg's urban areas will be developed. Targeted solutionswill explore, for example, the time-sensitive transport of medical goods or the inspection andmaintenance of large infrastructure facilities such as port bridges and wind turbines. The initiative is
led by Airbus, while institutional partners include Eurocontrol and the European Aviation SafetyAgency (EASA). Hamburg supporters and partners include the Ministry of Economic Affairs,Transport and Innovation, Lufthansa Technik, several universities, and the ZAL Center for AppliedAeronautical Research.Ingolstadt is part of the European Union’s Urban Air Mobility (UAM) initiative and has launched airtaxi and organ transport pilot programmes. Partners include the European Commission, the Ministryof Economy, various local authorities, Eurocontrol, Airbus, the German Aerospace Centre (DLR),Audi, Munich Airport, the Fraunhofer-Anwendungszentrum, Bauhaus Luftfahrt, the IngolstadtKlinikum, the Technical University Ingolstadt and the Catholic University of Eichstätt-Ingolstadt.Munich In the "Simply Move" exhibition staged by bayern design, the Center of Excellence forDesign of the State of Bavaria and Munich Airport, the airport’s LabCampus, a 100% subsidiary ofMunich Airport.is demonstrating air taxi concepts to link the airport to the city centre.GreeceMessolonghi, a municipality of 34,416 people in western Greece, will place host to the EuroDrone Uspace testbed, The demonstration will test U-space functionalities up to U3; the architecture is madeup of cloud software (DroNav) and hardware (transponder) to be installed on drones. It is asophisticated self-learning system based on software and hardware elements, operating in adistributed computing environment, offering multiple levels of redundancy, fail-safe algorithms forconflict prevention/resolution and assets management. Partners include: Aslogic, CranfieldUniversity, Dronsystems Limited, Hellenic Civil Aviation Authority (HCAA), Hellenic Post S.A. (ELTA),University of Patras (UPAT), Romanian Post (CNPR).IcelandAha, one of Iceland's largest eCommerce companies, has partnered with Israel’s Flytrex to developand now expand its food delivery service by drone around the city of Reykjavik. Aha has been givenpermission to fly 13 routes around Reykjavik, and its drones can make detours of up to 700m inorder to reach customers. This gives them effective coverage of around half the city. Flytrex's systemoperates alongside Aha's existing vehicle-based delivery network, increasing its daily deliveriescapacity, without increasing manpower. Starting August 2018 the two companies became the first inthe world to drone-deliver directly to customers' backyards.ItalyDIODE – D-flight internet of drones environment U-Space demonstration project - aims todemonstrate how the implementation of the full set of the U-space services up to U3 ensures a safeflow of drones that pursue specific business or recreational intents, fully integrated with mannedaviation, and in all types of environment. Live demonstrations will take place in Rieti, a smallprovince, close to Rome, known as “umbilicus italiae” with several different geographical situations,including rural, mountain and remote territories, industrial, urban and semiurban. Thesedemonstrations will cover a wide range of operations: parcel delivery; road traffic patrol;professional photography; railway and power lines surveillance; search and rescue, airportoperations; interaction with general aviation; and firefighting. Partners include: ENAV, Leonardo,Telespazio, IDS Ingegneria Dei Sistemi e-GEOS, Nextant Applications & Innovative Solution (NAIS),AiviewGroup, Poste Italiane, EuroUSC Italia, Techno SkyPolandPoland’s DroneRadar port-connected-to-thepolish-utm-via-droneradar/) reports that Warsaw Babice airport has been connected to DroneRadarUTM. The agreement regarding access to the system has been signed between Polish Air NavigationServices Agency (PANSA) and manager of the airport, Logistics Services Center (CUL) belonging tothe Ministry of Interior and Administration. Babice airport handles approximately 40,000 operations
yearly. Main users are Polish Medical Air Rescue, Police, Aeroclub and private general aviationschools and companies. Obtaining permission for drone flights in the Northern part of Warsaw (ATZEPBC) has been simplified, and digitalised. Procedural control over flights – approval andmodification – is possible using the DroneRadar system via twoway, non-verbal communication. Allflights are now visible to EPBC AFIS and FIS at PANSA.SpainThe Smart Cities Council Europe reports the first trials of a Radio Positioning System (RPS) fordrones, allowing air traffic control to track drones in real time, has taken place in Isla Mayor –amunicipality located in the province of Seville. “Working with European regula(to)rs,telecommunications company Vodafone has developed the first RPS for authorized bodies like airtraffic control to track drones in real-time, with up to a 50-meter accuracy,” says the council. “Thesystem works with a 4G network SIM card that makes previously invisible drones now visible on airtraffic control systems, with the power to make a drone land or return to its operator if it entersunauthorized territory like airports and prisons. Vodafone has also combined the RPS with ArtificialIntelligence algorithms so that a large number of drones can be remotely tracked andcontrolled.” The municipality has been a testing ground for 2 kg X-UAV drone with a 1.3-metrewingspan, which followed a 32-kilometer course around town recording HD video and flight data inreal time.”iiSwedenKista Science City AB, IQ Samhällsbyggna to develop urban air mobility roadmap for Stockholm. KistaScience City AB and IQ Samhällsbyggnad have received the green light from Vinnova to conduct afeasibility study for an open testbed – the Urban Drone Testbed – which will lay down the blueprintfor an infrastructure and regulatory framework large-scale, regular and secure drone traffic in theurban environment of Sweden’s capital Stockholm. The two organisations are collaborating on thestudy with the public sector, industry, academia and civil society, which gives them the opportunityto influence what the testbed may include and how it will work.The goal of the Urban Drone Testbed is to contribute to sustainable and connected city developmentby creating the conditions for new, secure services and business sectors where drones are made anatural part of the urban environment. The feasibility study will be completed on 30 June 2019,where the results will then be incorporated into an application for full-scale implementation.SwitzerlandSwiss Railways, or Schweizerische Bundesbahnen (SBB) is in talks with electric air taxi manufacturerLilium GmbH to develop air taxis to transport customers from rail stations to their destinations,according to newspaper reports in January 2019. The flying taxis could provide fast links betweenmajor train stations and destinations such as airports, congress venues or outlying city suburbs,according to Swiss weekly SonntagsZeitung.The Canton of Geneva is part of the European Union’s Urban Air Mobility (UAM) initiative.In Berne in June 2018 Swiss Post oratory-samples-for-insel-gruppe) reported it wasworking together with drone manufacturer Matternet to evaluate the link between the Tiefenauhospital and University Hospital Insel. The pilot programme is reported to be the first instance ofroutine BVLOS operations supported by Swiss U-space, Switzerland’s nationwide integrated airspacesystem from skyguide and AirMap. In the pilot project in Berne, the drone connects the centrallaboratory at the Inselspital hospital with the hospital in Tiefenau. To ensure that the results are asinformative as possible, the drone is being deployed on at least ten effective flight days over two
weeks. The flights will then be jointly evaluated and Insel Gruppe will decide whether to use dronesfor day-to-day transportation of lab samples in the future. Following the evaluation of the route inBerne (Insel Gruppe), Swiss Post will look into a further route between the main laboratory, ZLZZentrallabor Zürich, and the ZLZ emergency laboratory at the Hirslanden Klinik Im Park.In March 2017 the Swiss Federal Office for Civil Aviation (FOCA) granted Matternet a certificationallowing their delivery drones to fly autonomously over cities at any time of day or night. Clearingthis regulatory hurdle means that by early 2018, Matternet partner Swiss Post plans to use thedrones to deliver blood samples and other small parcels between hospitals in Lugano, a smaller citywith a population of about 56,000.In November 2017 Mercedes-Benz Vans, Matternet and Swiss online marketplace Siroop announcedthey had completed 100 flights during their pilot project in Zurich to test an efficient van and dronebased system for on-demand delivery of e-commerce goods. The pilot project, which started withfirst trials on September 25 2017, “is the first time that extensive beyond line-of sight droneoperations with the use of vans as landing platforms are taking place in a major urban area to test afully-automated e-commerce drone network”, according to pilot company Daimler.1From 10 December, drones will transport laboratory samples on behalf of Swiss Post from UniversityHospital Zurich (USZ) to the Irchel campus at the University of Zurich (UZH). The project is envisagedto last one year. During this time USZ, UZH, Swiss Post and the drone logistics systems providerMatternet will gather experience in long-term autonomous drone operation. The laboratory samplescan reach their destination twice as quickly by air than by road in Zurich.The NetherlandsIn December 2018 Amsterdam became the latest city to join the European Union’s EuropeanInnovation Partnership on Smart Cities and Communities (EIP-SCC) initiative ion). The agreement to participate was signed at the firstUIC2 Forum, organised by EIP-SCC members, which took place during Amsterdam Drone week (28-30November 2018.)The Euregio, a cross border region spanning Germany and the Netherlands around Twente andbordering parts of Niedersachsen and Nordrhein-Westfalia, has become the first Urban Air Mobility(UAM) Initiative demonstration project featuring cross-border regional cooperation betweenEuropean countries. In September a Manifesto of Intent signal the start of a project definition phasein which Enschede and Münster, two of the biggest cities in the area, together with Euregio willexplore opportunities of UAM in the field of emergency services for public safety, with the aim todelivering these services with faster response times, lower costs and less noise disturbance.United KingdomCounty Durham in the North East of the UK, has joined the Urban Air Mobility (UAM) Initiative, partof the European Innovation Partnership on Smart Cities and Communities (EIP-SCC), supported bythe European Commission.Participation in the UAM Initiative comes under the banner of the North East Satellite ApplicationsCentre of Excellence, managed by Business Durham, the economic development organisation forCounty Durham, and supported by the UK Space Agency and the Satellite Applications Catapult.As a Fellow Region of the UAM Initiative, County Durham, will engage with public and private sectororganisations at a regional and national level to promote the development of innovative solutions toSee: d-delivery-of-e-commercegoods.xhtml?oid 29659139).1
urban mobility challenges by the drone, transport and urban planning communities. NESTA, theglobal innovation foundation, is supporting this activity as the UK Ambassador for the UAM initiative.Bradford is a NESTA Flying High pioneering project centre.Some of the earliest drone testing happened in Bradford, a district with a population of over half amillion across an area that is two thirds rural and includes densely populated urban areas, moorland,farmland and woodland. The project will be looking at how drones can support district prioritiessuch as disaster response, digital health, surveying and community safety.London is a NESTA Flying High pioneering project centre.The capital has the busiest and most heavily regulated airspace in the UK, and the Flying HighChallenge will allow the city to have serious conversations about if, how and where drones couldsafely be used in future for the benefit of the city. London has already experienced initial use ofdrones for safer infrastructure inspections and helping the capital’s emergency services, and nowneeds to identify what steps are needed to ensure the use of drones benefits the city and support its‘Healthy Streets’ approach for London’s future.Oxford Direct Services (ODS)iii, the service delivery and commercial arm of Oxford City Council,has announced that it is to start prov
Mar 07, 2019 · Ghent is part of the European Unions Urban Air Mobility (UAM) initiative. The city is examining the setting up of a prototype ambulance drone application and is part of the multi-stakeholder group. Partners include: the Department of Emergency Medicine Ghent University Hospital, Emergen