Florida-based Autonomous Aerial Systems (AAS) company Aeronyde, and Belgian Unmanned Traffic Management (UTM) provider, Unifly, announced a new 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.
State and local authorities and public safety services are increasingly leveraging drones in their daily operations in order to fulfill 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, stated, “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, also commented, “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!”.