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Amsterdam Drone Week 2019: The Cities Perspective

Amsterdam Drone Week 2019: The Cities Perspective

My first day at Amsterdam Drone Week was fully occupied by the U-space Network workshop 4. This is the community that together with EASA, Eurocontrol and EU Commission discusses regulation drafts during the development of the new EU regulation of drones. When it was...

Video: Airbus Urban Mobility

Take a look at this video, published by Airbus, detailing how urban air mobility can build more sustainable cities.  

Update: UAM Lab aiming for a second attempt

Update: UAM Lab aiming for a second attempt

Dear UAM network! Unfortunately, I must tell you that we have had a setback and we didn’t get the application to Vinnova granted – this time. It is very motivating and gratifying that Vinnova considered the application as strong and with great potential since it...

Innovative EU regulation process enables new infrastructure

Innovative EU regulation process enables new infrastructure

Here is my report from the third U-space network workshop at the EASA HQ in Cologne 11th October 2019. And I’ll start with a quote: “A year ago there was nothing – just empty space and a lot of ideas circulating! And now we have a very unique and complex draft of the...

Status update – final application filed!

Status update – final application filed!

Dear UAM network! The final application for the full testbed is filed to Vinnova and now we keep our fingers crossed. We would like to send a big ‘thank you’ to all contributors! This would not have been possible without your generous support. We will know in the...

Using drones to manage 5G interference

Using drones to manage 5G interference

In a new blog post on the Ericsson website, in part written by our Technical Advisor Richard Wirén, details how drones can be used to protect airwaves from interference.The article, written by Johan Torsner, Richard Wirén, Kimmo Hiltunen and Fedor...

In Between Final Report and Full Application

In Between Final Report and Full Application

The seventeen pages long final report (with 69 pages of appendices) was approved by Vinnova and now we are struggling to make the full application perfect – in a maximum of ten pages and no appendices allowed. The term “kill your darlings” has never been more...

Name Change and Future Possibilites

Name Change and Future Possibilites

This project was previously known as Urban Drone Testbed In order to clarify the project’s mission and purpose, we have decided to change the name. We have realized that what we will focus on is to solve the city specific challenges for regular, safe, secure and...

Local residents in Järva are generally positive towards drones

Local residents in Järva are generally positive towards drones

A recent survey shows that the residents and workers in the Järva, which includes Kista, are generally positive towards drones. During Järvaveckan, we asked the residents and workers in Järva about drones and their feelings towards air mobility - their expectations,...