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EHang joins consortium for Europe’s Air Mobility Urban project

Autonomous aerial vehicle technology platform EHang Holdings Limited has announced its membership in Europe’s Air Mobility Urban – Large Experimental Demonstration project. The AMU-LED project was initiated by the European Union, and the consortium executing the project includes 17 prominent companies and institutions globally, including EHang, Airbus, and Boeing. Throughout 2022, EHang will perform trial operations of the EH216,...

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COVID Humanitarian UAS Operation (CHURP) concludes delivery test in Syracuse

The COVID-19 Humanitarian UAS (Unmanned Aircraft Systems) Response Partnership (CHURP) announced the conclusion of its latest operational phase: multi-day flight operations and evaluations of two separate use cases to prepare for potential wider-scale deployment. The partnership was formed over nine months ago by Emergent 121 Consulting and Akin Gump, LLP. The operation included collaboration among UAS, health, and public safety...

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AI-Based Cyber Defenses Secure Drones

Vulnerable to hacking, drones are getting another layer of defense via an AI-based cybersecurity approach that promises to shield the flying edge devices from zero-day attacks. SparkCognition, an industrial AI specialist, said this week the SkyGrid unit it formed with Boeing Co. has developed and AI-based cyber defense for drones that would detect attacks during flights, allowing operators to intercept hacked vehicles. The cyber AI...