Volocopter taps Microsoft for its future UAM operating system
Next-generation electric takeoff and landing (eVTOL) aircraft developer Volocopter is teaming up with computing giant Microsoft to ready the operating system upon which its entire range of urban air mobility (UAM) activities will run.
Volocopter announced its strategic partnership with Microsoft as aiming to build the cloud computing requirements that UAM aircraft and operators will need in offering air taxi and other eVTOL services. Once constructed using Microsoft Azure, the platform will support Volocopter’s one-stop-shopping VoloIQ operating system, which will cover most aspects involved in its aerial activities.
Volocopter calls its VoloIQ “the brains behind our eVTOL ecosystem” and is applicable in managing passengers, infrastructure, and air taxi operation. The system’s modular structure allows for a broad series of applications to be added on to form a single, linked data computing and communications chain.
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