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Boeing, SparkCognition to launch JV

26th November 2018 - 13:30 GMT | by The Shephard News Team

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Boeing and SparkCognition plan to launch a new company called SkyGrid that will work to enable the future of urban aerial mobility.

Based in Austin, Texas, the new company will develop a software platform to ensure the safe, secure integration of autonomous cargo and passenger air vehicles in global airspace.

Using blockchain technology, AI-enabled dynamic traffic routing, data analytics and cybersecurity features, SkyGrid's platform will go beyond UAS traffic management systems, enabling its users to safely perform a broad range of missions and services using UAS, including package delivery, industrial inspections and emergency assistance.

Amir Husain, who will serve as CEO of SkyGrid in addition to his role as CEO of SparkCognition, said: ‘SkyGrid merges expertise in AI, blockchain, security and aviation to deliver breakthrough technological advancements for the rapidly-growing urban aerial mobility industry. By offering scalable and robust capabilities in a single, integrated framework, SkyGrid will make large-scale air vehicle applications more practical and accessible.’

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