UAE, Nokia sign world first deal to control operation of drones

Nokia and the UAE’s General Civil Aviation Authority (GCAA) have entered into a collaboration to drive the development of a system to allow the operation of drones by both businesses and government agencies in a safe, secure and managed environment.

At the heart of the new ecosystem will be Nokia’s UAV Traffic Management (UTM) concept, which is being developed to manage drones in and around cities.

The Nokia UTM system will provide capabilities such as automated flight permissions, no-fly zone control and beyond-visual-line-of-sight (BVLOS) that are critical for the safe operation of UAVs in densely populated urban areas.

The ecosystem will also serve as a testing ground for various applications of drone technology, which can be explored in a safe and controlled environment, according to a statement… see more

source: arabianbusiness

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