The new community aims to establish a pan-European collaborative platform to facilitate knowledge sharing across Urban Air Mobility (UAM) projects and initiatives in Europe.
On the 30 of March, during the ‘Integrating the EU Funded Projects on UAM’ panel held at Amsterdam Drone Week, was made a formal announcement to launch the ‘Pan-European UAM Projects & Initiatives Community’.
The primary purpose is to support the European Commission by bringing together local, national, and EU-funded projects, along with initiatives and regulatory bodies focusing on UAM.
Labyrinth is one of the supporting projects under H2020, SESAR Joint Undertaking and the CIVITAS umbrella. Other supporting projects are GOF 2.0, TindAIR, AMU-LED, CORUS-XUAM, USEPE, DACUS, Bubbles, SAFIR-MED, DELOREAN, Resist, AW Drones, Drones4Safety UIC2.
The EU UAM Projects & Initiatives Community aims to set the stage for UAM by establishing a collaborative and exchange platform linked to the European Green Deal and Digital Agenda, in which each project is contributing with its focus and expertise. The community will focus on the following topics:
- Awareness-raising and training of local authorities, instructions, and medical facilities.
- Governance, regulations, and liability.
- Digital infrastructure to manage a larger number of Unmanned Aircraft
- Digital toolbox for U-Space services
- Societal acceptance and co-creating of solutions through the engagement of stakeholders
- Sustainable and environmentally friendly UAM development
- New business models: products and services fit for the future
- UAM foresight studies
There is more information about it on the Amsterdam Drone Week website, where there are more details and updates.