LABYRINTH kickoff meeting, a start point of 3 years of work to a safer civil transport

Ensuring drone traffic control and safety

This June 15, 16 and 17 is held the launch meeting of the European project LABYRINTH, which brings together more than 30 experts form different areas such as aerospace, transport, emergency, and research. These meetings are usually celebrated in Brussels, but due to the contingency measures against COVID-19, it will be online, to avoid attendant’s mobility.

The main purpose of this first meeting, which has the presence of Vladimir Cid Bourié on behalf of the European Commission, is to present the 11 work areas that conform the project. The 13 leading academic and business entities that conform LABYRINTH will take part on the meeting: Carlos III University of Madrid, Expace on Board Systems, DLR, DGT, Telefonica I+D, INTA, Eurocontrol, DIN, PONS road safety, The Authority of the Port System of the Eastern Ligure Sea, Madrid City Council SAMUR, AIT and innComme.

The first day of the meeting will be dedicated to share the specifications of each working area, and the other two days will be focused on the technical working areas to clarify the workflows, deliveries frequency and other specific issues that are decisive for the project to progress. This is a start point of 3 years of work that will contribute to a safer, more efficient, and sustainable civil road, rail, air, and sea transport.

The LABYRINTH project will investigate the optimization of drone traffic creating a centralized planification system capable of communicating with all the drones in a certain area, processing their desired origin and destination points and compute paths to avoid collisions. They will work together with the SESAR strategy through the development of autonomous air traffic control systems towards the integration of drones into European airspace.   Learn more about LABYRINTH