At Nokia It has just been announced that the companies are ready to start carrying out the necessary field tests of their drone traffic management system in Europe. According to the dossier published by the company's marketing department, it seems that the place chosen for the first tests will be the Twente Dutch City Airport. These tests, if successful, will be responsible for demonstrating that the company is on the right track to develop a huge network that in the future will be in charge of controlling drones in urban areas.
This system has been baptized with the name of UTM or UAV Traffic Management, and for the tests of it, possible commercial demonstrations, simulations applicable to real life or new developments, Nokia has had to reach an agreement with several institutions and companies such as the local administration of Enschede, where the aforementioned airport is located. , Unmanned Systems Center BV and even the Twente Development Area.
Nokia begins to carry out the first field tests on its traffic control and management system for drones.
Now, How will Nokia do all of this? According to company officials, the company has created and equipped a series of drones with a UTM modem equipped with LTE devices, GPS and telemetry technology that, together with the AirFrame processing platform created for this reason, allows Nokia to monitor the airspace. and flight routes. At the same time, a simple mobile application has been created that informs the controllers of the areas where it is allowed and prohibited to fly their drones, the local regulations and even the necessary permits.