Airio, a U.S-based software company and Walle Mobility, an Italian Urban Air Mobility service provider, have announced this week a partnership that will soon enable people to move around urban landscapes via fast, clean, quiet and carbon-friendly air taxi services, reports a press release.
Airio’s Intelligent Flightpath Navigation System uses sophisticated and proprietary mathematical algorithms to search, evaluate and create unique routes for each craft operating in a shared, low-altitude airspace. The system shares critical information with the on-board operator, a ground-based fleet manager, alongside other vehicles in the network.
There are no roads in the sky, so flightpaths must consider factors like the urban architecture, ground and sky traffic, vehicle capabilities, wind, rainfall, and even wildlife. Airio’s technology automatically generates routes by integrating these types of information into real-time automated assignments.
Walle is the first Italian company and one of “the first in Europe” to build the infrastructure needed for interurban and regional air mobility. A lot of systems must integrate to make this kind of service workable.