Hyundai’s Urban Air Mobility group has a vision of urban air mobility (UAM) – or advanced air mobility (AAM) – that is based on the idea of interconnected mobility solutions. Hyundai’s concept includes flying cars which they refer to as Personal Air Vehicles (PAVs), purpose built ground-based vehicles (PBVs) and a hub, which would link air-based vehicles, ground-based vehicles, and their passengers. “Based on three interconnected mobility solutions, Hyundai aims to free future cities and people from the constraints of time and distance and allow them to inject more opportunities into their day-to-day,” says the Hyundai urban air mobility website.
The new partnership with ANRA is the start of an industry consortium that Hyundai plans to establish to build out the AAM operating system. ANRA will provide strategic insight on Hyundai’s concept of the operations (ConOps) for AAM airspace management and ground mobility integration. “The two companies will also identify research opportunities to help inform regulatory decisions and advance infrastructure projects,” says an ANRA press release.
“We are pleased to partner with ANRA Technologies to begin building toward the safe and efficient integration of AAM into existing airspace,” said Pamela Cohn, chief operating officer and U.S. general manager, Urban Air Mobility Division of Hyundai Motor Group. “As an emerging mobility solution, it is critical diverse parties work together to co-create the AAM ecosystem, including its necessary digital and physical infrastructure. ANRA brings a unique background of operational history in the drone services sector that will help define the operating environment for all AAM vehicles.”
“ANRA’s SmartSkies family of airspace management solutions have been proven worldwide and provide the critical support required for complex AAM operations at scale,” said Amit Ganjoo, founder and CEO, ANRA Technologies. “We take a long-term view in everything we do as a company and are looking forward to integrating our advanced technologies with the Urban Air Mobility Division of Hyundai Motor Group’s AAM ecosystem and sharing our knowledge and experience to ensure the success of our partnership and help move our industry safely forward.”
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