UK Government Green Lights Construction Drone Super Highway
The UK government has approved a plan to link several UK cities through a drone super highway. The idea is that companies can use several fixed flight routes to develop and test new services. The drones can fly safely out of the pilot’s sight.
Drone super highway
The idea of the network of corridors was put forward by the British software company Altitude Angel, which develops software that allows drones to be tracked and controlled, taking into account different air traffic and unexpected circumstances. Such unmanned traffic management (UTM) software forms the foundation for a future in which drones can fly around anywhere and at any time to perform all kinds of tasks, such as transporting packages or carrying out inspections.
The only problem is that UTM cannot simply be rolled out nationally, the situation is still too complex and too many stakeholders are involved. As a prelude to a nationwide UTM system, Project Skyway was proposed in April this year, consisting…