Siemens, Skyway partner in standardized eVTOL vertiport project
German technology giant Siemens is partnering up with California startup Skyway to research and develop electrical supplies and infrastructure needed to power global vertiports soon expected to facilitate flights of electric takeoff and landing (eVTOL) vehicles like air taxis.
Siemens announced it is teaming up with San Francisco Bay Area-based Skyway to determine the kinds of electricity and digital demands vertiports will require to handle both passenger eVTOL flights and smaller craft like delivery drones. As part of that, the partners will be looking to identify sustainable sources of energy to provide sufficient power needed; develop a “system of systems” to orchestrate the different computer-driven functionalities of such facilities; and establish a standardized vehicle charging process for next-generation aircraft terminals around the world.
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