The UAM startup also announces the successful flight demonstration of its prototype Traffic Management System (UTM System) in Tannheim (southern Germany) and draws a positive overall summary of its first two years in business.
CEO Corvin Huber: “Since our founding in 2019, we have been working on building the roads of the sky as D3 Technologies. Our team of top engineers and business developers, realized product development milestones well ahead of schedule and has built valuable strategic partnerships. With the new name of Skyroads, our upcoming growth can utilize a brand identity that reflects the fundamental need for and aspiration of our technology for urban mobility.”
Since its foundation in 2019, Skyroads has built strategic partnerships with among others Manta Aircraft, Flynow Aviation, Walle Mobilty, CAPS, Deep Blue Aviation, Amazilia Aerospace, Lehrstuhl für Flugsysystemdynamik of the Technical University of Munich (TUM) and Varon Vehicles. As a conceptual leader for Air Traffic Management, Skyroads also became a member of the Canadian Advanced Air Mobilty Consortium.
Successful flight demonstration with Skyroads prototype0
Skyroads announces that it took the first prototype Traffic Management System (UTM System) into the air and demonstrated it recently on a demo day in Tannheim, Germany.The system prototype demonstrated comprised 1) the on-board Flight Guarding System or Bluebox, which communicates with the Drone’s Flight Control Computer on the one hand and with the Ground System (GS) on the other via a cellular network. The GS plans the flight routes with the help of a Map Utility which acts as a user interface for entering flight route data. The test case also showed how the system automatically assigns alternative landing pads in the case of randomly initiated contingencies or simulated emergencies. The System uses a unified cloud database, the Skyroads Data Hub, which is accessed by both the Ground- and Airborne-Segments of the System and assures consistent data across all system components. Skyroads sees this as an important milestone.
Under its new name, Skyroads is now heading for Series A financing round, which will see the Skyroads System installed in a unique Flight Test Area and used by a number of Air Vehicle Developers. The new name itself will be followed by a comprehensive rebranding in the coming months.