Transport WG
11/04/2019 - 14:00

Transport WG - New innovative services based on emerging technologies related to drones

New innovative services based on emerging technologies related to drones

The European Commission predicts that by 2035 the European drone sector will directly employ over 100,000 people and will contribute more than €10billion a year to the European economy, mainly in the service sector.

Public and private sector stakeholders have been mobilising in Europe to take their shares of this high potential global market, which is at the intersection of several industrial sectors: aerospace, robotics, optics/electronics, Artificial Intelligence, connected objects, etc. In the transport and logistics issues, there is a consensus that drones are efficient for delivering emergency medical supplies, but that they have yet to prove their efficiency for delivering standard products. Using drones to deliver goods is a solution that is being explored by major transport operators. But before, the development of collaborative drones cannot be envisaged without securing their use in the Union's airspace, particularly for airports, cities, and major sports and cultural events, etc. The current challenges are to work on the regulation and funding as well as the risk perception and public acceptance and limited flight range.

Confirmed speakers are Örebro Region and Groupe ADP (Aéroports de Paris).  

In this meeting we will have an overview of the current and future European regulations and funding opportunities and we would like to give the opportunity to ERRIN members to present their regional strategy and/or innovative projects based on drone technologies in the transport and mobility sector.

We look forward to seeing you on the 11th!

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