Deep Aero is looking to disrupt the global drone industry by introducing autonomous operations thanks to a combination of Artificial Intelligence (AI) and blockchain technology. The concept behind the project is informed by a real need in the urban space where transportation challenges abound in various forms.
While drones were initially limited to the military space, their use in other sectors has grown exponentially, first into leisure activities and later into cargo and passenger transportation. Thanks to their innovative design and features, they have introduced an entirely new dimension in every field of use, taking the Internet of Things to a whole new level.
On-Demand Passenger Drones
Urban mobility is greatly hampered by numerous factors ranging from the all-too-common traffic congestion and poor infrastructure among other issues. Consequently, minutes stretch into hours on the daily commute, robbing commuters of their precious time and causing inefficiencies in every aspect of life.
The main advantage that drones introduce is that they have the capacity to take off and land vertically. Even in congested cities, this capability makes them adept at offering reliable and fast transportation no matter where a commuter happens to be.
Such drones also come in handy in cases of emergency, helping in search and rescue missions and even carrying out evacuations from otherwise inaccessible places.
Using unmanned cargo drones for the delivery of commercial packages offers lots of distinct advantages. First, it eliminates the challenges that normally cause unnecessary delays in package delivery. Drones are not subject to the constraints of traffic snarl-ups or infrastructural limitations. They can traverse even the most challenging terrains, covering both land and water without any hindrance.
Accordingly, they offer one of the fastest delivery options for urgent packages like medical or relief supplies as well as time-bound commercial packages. Factoring in all the benefits of this form of cargo delivery could, in fact, lead to a significant cost reduction when compared to conventional methods, especially in places with a challenging terrain.
Harmonized Air-Traffic Management Framework
However, the current aviation infrastructure is not yet suited to handle their extensive use because, in spite of their having collision-avoidance capabilities, drones are not inherently designed for heavy air traffic areas. It is, in fact, becoming increasingly urgent to find a way to get drones and regular manned aircraft to coexist without incident. At the same time, the absence of a pilot to control drones raises challenges with regards to detecting and avoiding obstacles in their path such as other aircraft. Handling unforeseen dangers like weather changes is also an issue.
Current management frameworks mainly rely on voice communication between pilots and air-control stations as well as on radar detection. Only larger, more expensive drones have the capacity to handle such communication. Additionally, even if there could be some form of communication established, the current frameworks cannot handle the density of air traffic anticipated in the next few years as drones become commonplace. For this reason, Deep Aero is set to create a self-governing framework for managing both manned and unmanned aircraft harmoniously.
The Deep Aero Unmanned Aircraft System Traffic Management (UTM) platform is a system driven by blockchain and AI technologies, offering autonomous air traffic management for all types of aircraft. Using this framework, both manned and unmanned aircraft will enjoy safe flights without the risk of crossing paths and causing harm to their passengers or cargo.
Incorporating data from manned air traffic control systems and global airspace data, Deep Aero UTM will combine this with other supplemental information about the weather, terrain, and obstacles in the path of drones to eliminate accidental collisions. Moreover, UTM will make it possible for drones to communicate with each other giving information about their immediate surroundings
And the best part about it is that the system will not require continuous monitoring by human operators. They would only intervene when there is a need for strategic decisions.
Details of the Ongoing ICO
In order to facilitate the execution of the project, Deep Aero is currently carrying out an Initial Coin Offering that is selling its native DRONE token. Out of a total of 5 billion tokens, 50% which is 2.5 billion is available for purchase during the ICO that started on May 1st, 2018 and is slated to run till June 1st, 2018. After the ICO period, any remaining tokens will be sold until a future expiry date that is yet to be specified.
More details on this futuristic project and its ongoing ICO are accessible on the platform’s official website.
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