July 16, 2018. Melbourne, FL– Today, Florida-based Autonomous Aerial Systems (AAS) company Aeronyde and Belgian Unmanned Traffic Management provider Unifly announced a partnership to bring advanced UAV technology to emergency responders. The companies will integrate Unifly’s Unmanned Traffic Management services, along with Aeronyde’s system for Autonomous flight, to create an efficient self-flying system for police and fire departments.
The Aeronyde-Unifly partnership will create an autonomous system to enable emergency responders to scale their drone operations. The resulting system will offer on-demand dispatching of registered and authorized drones, and will deliver real-time situational awareness of scenes of distress.
Pictured from left to right: Marc Kegelaers (Unifly), Marc Coen (Unifly), Laurent Huenaerts (Unifly), Sasha Bilous (Aeronyde), Ellen Malfliet (Unifly) and Eric Acton (Aeronyde)
State and local authorities and public safety services are increasingly leveraging drones in their daily operations in order to fulfil their core missions. Drones are already being used in numerous use-cases, such as fire spot detection from above buildings, tracking fleeing suspects, search & rescue operations, on-demand AED delivery, scene reconstruction after a car accident, and more. Aeronyde’s technology will enable the development of many more use-cases, including routine neighborhood aerial patrols to keep citizens safe during the day and at night.
The Aeronyde-Unifly partnership works to simplify the drone dispatch and management process, to enable Emergency Responders to focus on the valuable data that serves their mission, not on the logistics of operating drones: Before the flight, drone operators can easily plan and validate their mission through a user-friendly interface. Unifly’s flight validation engine not only checks compliance with all federal, state, and local rules and regulations, but it also ensures deconfliction between drone operations. The platform enables the local operators and central authorities to monitor and track the drones in real time. After an operation, specific tools such as the logs and the replay mode, allow for easy post-flight analysis and analytics.
The Aeronyde-Unifly integration is currently in development and will be demonstrated later this summer in the presence of local and state authorities and key industry stakeholders.
Marc Kegelaers, CEO of Unifly: “Unifly truly believes in building a global ecosystem of partners in order to advance the drone industry. In this way, we are very happy to support Aeronyde in implementing its ambitious ideas and proud that our technology will help public safety agencies to better serve and protect the citizens”.
Edgar Munoz, CEO of Aeronyde: “Whenever I visit a new city, I look up and see endless possibility. I see self-flying vehicles zipping safely along urban skyways, helping people and serving the needs of a growing world. To make this happen, we’re honoured to partner with Unifly, a leader in unmanned traffic management, systems design, airspace safety and regulation, and beyond. The Sky’s no Limit!”.
Aeronyde Corporation is an Autonomous Aerial Systems (AAS) building safest and most reliable autonomous fleet management platform for Unmanned Aerial Vehicles (UAVs). The firm aims to deliver a turnkey Level 6 autonomy UAV service for emergency responders and disaster relief in 2019. Aeronyde, based on the Florida Space Coast, is working with local emergency response agencies in Palm Bay, FL to identify key operational needs and requirements of ER personnel.
Aeronyde’s Autonomous Fleet Management (AFM) platform together with our intelligent UAVs will bring order to autonomous urban UAS operations. Our goal is to ensure public safety and privacy are addressed prior to commercialization. In collaboration with IBM, Aeronyde will introduce advanced machine learning for UAS to deliver the highest quality of service to public safety clients. The Live Inspection and Surveillance Aircraft (LISA) platform will demonstrate safe urban operation with enhanced data collection capabilities.
To read more about Aeronyde, visit www.aeronyde.com
Unifly is a leading global supplier of Unmanned Traffic Management (UTM) solutions, connecting authorities with operators to integrate drones into the airspace safely and securely and to make denser traffic of automated drone operations possible.
Founded by experienced air traffic controllers and pilots with an in-depth knowledge of aviation and the existing safety culture, Unifly has built extensive experience through its active participation in numerous international research projects and the successful deployment of its UTM solutions at a national scale with Civil Aviation Authorities (CAA), Air Navigation Service Providers (ANSP), airports, local authorities, and technology partners around the world.
To read more about Unifly, visit www.unifly.aero