Hyundai and ANRA Technologies launch partnership to develop advanced air traffic operating environment

The Urban Air Mobility Division of Hyundai Motor Group has announced a new partnership with ANRA Technologies, a leading provider of end-to-end UAV and traffic management solutions, to begin developing an operating environment for the advanced air mobility (AAM) industry.

This is the first in a series of air traffic management partnerships Hyundai plans to establish in the development of an industry consortium building the AAM operating ecosystem.

“As an emerging mobility solution, it is critical that diverse parties work together to co-create the AAM ecosystem, including its necessary digital and physical infrastructure,” said Pamela Cohn, chief operating officer, Urban Air Mobility Division of Hyundai Motor Group.”

As part of the partnership, ANRA will provide strategic insight into Hyundai’s concept of operations for AAM airspace management and ground mobility integration. The two companies will also identify research opportunities to help inform regulatory decisions and advance infrastructure projects.

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“ANRA’s SmartSkies family of airspace management solutions provide the critical support required for complex AAM operations at scale,” said Amit Ganjoo, founder and CEO of ANRA Technologies. “We are looking forward to sharing our knowledge and experience to ensure the success of our partnership and help move our industry safely forward.”

AAM aircraft operators require airspace management support to ensure safe and compliant operations at scale and conform to national and international regulatory requirements. The SmartSkies microservices architecture enables AAM airspace management for urban air mobility aircraft to be easily scaled and adapted to any region in the world.

The platform includes mission planning, strategic deconfliction, tracking and monitoring, constraints management, authorisation, and registration. SmartSkies is currently the only airspace solution providing commercial AAM services for both NASA and European Union/EASA AAM initiatives.