What is the best way for a local government to integrate cargo delivery drones and passenger air taxi services into its existing civic transportation infrastructure? In the United States, five local and state governments will soon find out, with help from NASA.
Experts from NASA’s Advanced Air Mobility (AAM) mission have agreed to work together with local governments on equitable and sustainable integration of drones with other transportation systems.
The collaboration falls under the wider umbrella of the Space Act Agreement, wherein NASA intends to share with partners its learnings about the challenges associated with planning for and safely operating new types of aircraft, including drones. The latest five agreements have been signed with the following government entities:
- Massachusetts Department of Transportation
- Minnesota Department of Transportation
- The North Central Texas Council of Governments Department of Transportation
- The Ohio Unmanned Aircraft Systems…