The Urban Air Mobility Division of Hyundai Motor Group has expanded its airspace management consortium with the introduction of Skyroads (formerly D3 Technologies), Altitude Angel and OneSky to the industry working group. The Group launched the consortium in June to serve as a resource for the advanced air mobility (AAM) industry and policymakers in the US and internationally as they begin to shape common operating and design standards that support industry development.
Hyundai Motor Group convenes the consortium quarterly to facilitate sharing of key learnings and best practices and to receive strategic insight on its concept of operations (ConOps) for AAM airspace management and ground mobility integration. Looking ahead, the Group will work with the members to simulate the operation of the unmanned traffic management (UTM) and AAM network and ultimately flight test the Group’s ConOps.
“AAM will operate at the intersection of today’s busiest and most complex transportation routes, particularly in the skies,” said Pamela Cohn, global chief operating officer and U.S. general manager, Urban Air Mobility Division of Hyundai Motor Group. “Expanding digital infrastructure to accommodate new modes of aerial mobility is a challenge given all of the disparate airspace operating standards and geographies involved. It’s important we convene diverse parties to explore safe and efficient integration of AAM and, more broadly, equitable access to airspace.”
Hyundai Motor Group sourced the three newest Consortium members independently because of their unique approaches, geographic presence and expertise.
As an aviation embedded systems developer, Skyroads provides a software/hardware solution for airspace management and air traffic control. Flight management, aimed at AAM including human transport, which is based on the principles of system-wide information management and positive deterministic control is also part of its system.
“The development of Skyroads is based on a philosophy of interoperability. The system’s openness as well as its Design Assurance Level of Aviation, is a prerequisite for the intermodal UAM ecosystem that professional AAM OEMs like Supernal are asking for. As we share a vision and mindset, we are pleased to partner with Supernal as a member of the consortium“, said Achim Kostron, Chief Commercial Officer , Skyroads.
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