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EHang Holdings sets up 4th urban air mobility pilot in Spain

By Qiu Quanlin in Guangzhou | | Updated: 2020-03-19 18:05
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EHang has established a strategic partnership with Llíria in Spain. [Photo/]

EHang Holdings Limited, the world's leading autonomous aerial vehicle technology platform company, has established a strategic partnership with Llíria in Spain as its fourth urban air mobility pilot city globally, according to a company source on Thursday.

As a technology pioneer and the first to market in the UAM industry, EHang will collaborate with the Llíria City Council to develop a 3D air mobility solution for smart cities and launch a pilot operation program of passenger-grade AAVs designed to explore different application scenarios.

In addition, EHang and Llíria City Council will work together with the Spanish Aviation Safety and Security Agency to establish relevant systems and standards to support the new transportation ecosystem, according to the company.

EHang and the Llíria City Council also are expected to co-develop a modernized and integrated AAV command-and-control platform in Llíria for low-altitude airspace and air traffic management, which will integrate government demands for AAVs in smart city management.

The company also intends to improve logistics delivery efficiency through deploying AAVs and leveraging Llíria's geographic advantages in its close proximity to Valencia, an important European port, and its location surrounded by the sea, islands and mountains.

"The disruptive innovation of this new urban air transport vehicle will have a profound impact on our life and many business and service sectors in the near future," said Manuel Civera Salvador, mayor of Llíria.

"We expect EHang's UAM ecosystem to bring a new 'technological' landscape to Llíria, enabling residents and visitors to enjoy the convenience of life in the 'Smart City' era," said Hu Huazhi, EHang's founder, chairman and CEO.

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