Bundled Competencies as a Prerequisite for the Electric Air Transport of the Future
May 4, 2022
At the press conference held in Munich on May 4, 2022, the foundation of the Air Mobility Initiative (AMI) was officially announced. The network brings together leading companies, universities, and research institutions as well as municipalities and organizations with the aim of advancing the development of Urban Air Mobility. At the same time, the German and especially the Bavarian aviation industry is to be further strengthened.
As consortium leader of the Fraunhofer lead project ALBACOPTER®, which is dedicated to the development of autonomously operating cargo drones, the Fraunhofer IVI with its locations in Dresden and Ingolstadt contributes numerous competences - from the design of innovative UAS to research into highly automated and autonomous flight functions. In the latter area in particular, the institute focuses on the three key areas of environmental sensing, trajectory planning and mission AI, which are expected to completely replace pilots in all tasks in the future.
Institute director Prof. Dr. Matthias Klingner sees joining as a great opportunity: »The Air Mobility Initiative offers the opportunity to quickly share our innovative project ideas with the numerous partners and to jointly research the realization of tomorrow's urban mobility.«