A new video from Volocopter outlines its “voloCHRIS” concept for autonomous air taxi operations, developed with the support of the German Federal Ministry of Transport and Digital Infrastructure. Volocopter have been setting the standard for Urban Air Mobility since 2011 with over 1,000 test flights.
According to eVTOL.com , the video shows how Volocopter’s ‘VoloCity’ air taxis will be equipped with redundant systems, which “will take over the tasks and duties of the pilot, on the ground and on board.”
The company says, “Within only 5 months, we’ve implemented a demonstrator comprising key passenger considerations, automated procedures, and safe flight maneuvers, paving the way towards safe autonomous flight.”
Meanwhile, the aircraft will be connected to U-space, Europe’s digital airspace management system, ensuring “smooth and safe processes with all other airspace participants.” The company will also have a direct connection to a mission control centre, where operations are overseen by specially trained remote pilots. “This is how we will enable safe autonomous flight for urban air mobility,” the video concludes. “We are ready. Are you?”
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