LADOT partnering with GMV and ViriCiti for e-bus management and maintenance

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To meet the unique demands of these new zero-emission buses, LADOT is partnering with GMV Syncromatics and ViriCiti to develop a fleet management and maintenance system which will provide real-time dispatch and bus status information. Innovative partnerships, allow us to deploy tools that improve the customer experience and get us closer to our goal to build a more sustainable and efficient transportation system.

TransWiseway and IBM partnering to build largest connected vehicles platform in China; Internet of Vehicles

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to build the largest connected vehicles platform in China. TransWiseway teamed with IBM to design an Internet of Vehicles (IoV) platform to connect millions of trucks as well as tens of millions of devices and sensors from vehicles. Using IBM Internet of Things technologies, the trucks and vehicles are connected to the Internet as well as with each other on this single IoV platform. The new IoV platform is expected to connect with 1.5

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Vantis and Thales partner to build US’ first statewide drone infrastructure network; BVLOS flights

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Vantis , North Dakota’s Statewide Unmanned Aircraft Systems Network, will partner with Thales as the long-term systems integrator to build out the UAS (drone) infrastructure across the state. Then, Vantis will begin connecting these major economic powerhouse areas across North Dakota.

Didi Chuxing sets up JV with China EV maker BAIC-BJEV; next-gen connected car systems; Transportation Brain

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Ltd (JingJu) aims to combine the two companies’ strengths in new energy fleet operation and AI transportation solutions to develop next-generation connected-car systems. was soon created to build out a collaborative driver/car-owner service platform through integrated auto-finance, leasing, trading, charging and refueling, and maintenance operations. Public transportation data resources and DiDi analytics are now connected.

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Esri partners with Waze Connected Citizens Program to deliver open data-sharing options to governments

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Leading geographic information systems (GIS) company Esri is partnering with Waze, the free, crowdsourced traffic and navigation app, to make it easier for governments to begin building intelligent transportation systems in their communities. Governments already using the Esri ArcGIS platform can now quickly and easily exchange data through the Waze Connected Citizens Program , a free, two-way data share of publicly available traffic information.

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Infineon and Argus demonstrate cyber security solution for connected and automated cars; central gateway protection

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At the VDI Kongress in Baden-Baden this week, Infineon Technologies AG and cyber security company Argus will demonstrate an integrated cyber security solution for connected and autonomous vehicles. In addition, it is the central access point for software updates over the air (SOTA) and for diagnostics processes and maintenance updates via the On-Board Diagnostics (OBD) port. Autonomous driving Connected vehicles Controls and controllers Security

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Renault-Nissan and Microsoft enter multi-year agreement on next-gen connected driving

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have signed a global, multi-year agreement to partner on next-generation technologies to advance connected driving experiences worldwide. The companies will work together to develop next-generation connected services for cars powered by Microsoft Azure, one of the company’s intelligent cloud offerings. By adding connectivity, customers will be able to have access to advance vehicle diagnostic services, allowing the car manufacturer to deliver unique features.

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Rio Tinto to build first solar plant in Western Australia to power iron ore mine; 12 MWh Li-ion system

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Koodaideri will deliver a new production hub for Rio Tinto’s world-class iron ore business in the Pilbara, incorporating a processing plant and infrastructure including a 166-kilometer rail line connecting the mine to the existing network.

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Volkswagen to use Sierra Wireless for next-gen connected vehicles

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Volkswagen has selected Sierra Wireless AirPrime AR Series modules and the Legato platform for its next generation of connected cars. Sierra Wireless automotive solutions will deliver high-speed cellular connectivity for the Volkswagen Car-Net platform, which provides a variety of in-vehicle internet-based services, including remote vehicle access, roadside assistance, diagnostics and maintenance, and the ability to set speed and boundary alerts.

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Volkswagen Truck & Bus outlines roadmap for automated driving, connectivity, and alternative drive systems

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Volkswagen Truck & Bus is focusing on automated driving, connectivity, and alternative drive systems. A large number of stages have to be reached before trucks that navigate congested urban areas autonomously can become reality: from automated protection vehicles in highway road maintenance and autonomous dump trucks in mines, all the way to driverless tractors in port terminals and platoons for long-haul transportation on the highways.

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Nissan CEO announces LEAF with ProPilot autonomy; other autonomous and connected technologies & partnerships

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This new LEAF will build on the company's leadership in electric vehicles, which includes having sold more than 250,000 Nissan LEAFs sold worldwide since 2010. Developed from NASA technology, SAM partners in-vehicle artificial intelligence (AI) with human support to help autonomous vehicles make decisions in unpredictable situations and build the knowledge of in-vehicle AI. Connected cars: innovations in intelligent driving & integration.

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SAE and ISO publish joint automotive cybersecurity standard

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The standard helps the industry define a structured process to ensure cybersecurity is incorporated into the design of road vehicles, including systems, components software and connections of any external device or network. The standard focuses on the fundamentals of cybersecurity including requirements, process and goals in business disciplines including product development, production, operations and maintenance.

How EV Connect Helps Service Charging Stations Beyond the Initial Installation

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The EV Connect Shield program is the cornerstone of our exemplary EV customer service program to ensure your charging stations’ maximum performance. What Is EV Connect Shield? EV Connect Shield offers 24/7 support to guarantee your customers’ satisfaction.

DRIVE C2X presents results of large-scale connected vehicle field testing in Europe

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The Road Works Warning-System warns drivers at an early stage when approaching a road works area, e.g. road building, maintenance, mowing. Connected vehicles Europe Intelligent Transportation Systems (ITS) Safety V2X In Berlin, the DRIVE C2X consortium is presenting the results of the field operational tests (FOTs) on vehicle-to-vehicle (V2X or C2X) and vehicle-to-infrastructure (V2I or C2I) technologies (collectively V2X or C2X) in Europe. Earlier post.)

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DOT issues discussion document on principles for a connected vehicle environment; safety as top priority

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The US Department of Transportation (DOT) Research and Innovative Technology Administration (RITA) Intelligent Transportation Systems (ITS) Joint Program Office (JPO) has issued a discussion document expressing a set of working principles intended to guide DOT’s research, demonstration and implementation activities related to a connected vehicle environment. Transportation Safety is the DOT’s top stated priority for the connected vehicle environment. Connected vehicles

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Bosch and SBB Cargo working on connected rail freight wagon; leveraging automotive technology

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Bosch Engineering is leveraging its automotive connectivity technology and working with Swiss rail freight operator SBB Cargo to develop rail logistics into a connected transport system. Using Bosch automotive technology to connect trains allows us to open up new possibilities for integrating rail freight traffic into the digitalized world.

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Goodyear invests in autonomous trucking company Gatik; tire intelligence and autonomous middle mile logistics

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As Gatik commercializes its operations at scale, the use of tire intelligence solutions is expected to help reduce fuel and maintenance costs while increasing operational efficiencies for retailers, e-commerce companies and distributors employing Gatik’s autonomous solution.

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AECOM awarded contract to build Faraday Future’s $1B N American EV manufacturing plant

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Structural glass, a water feature and dark sky-compliant outdoor lighting fixtures will welcome visitors and thousands of production workers by connecting the plant with the landscape. The project will also feature extended life-cycle materials that require less maintenance. The current demolition work includes the digging of water retention pools to store water for compaction and use in the building’s cooling towers.

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Proterra launches Proterra Powered vehicle electrification solutions to enable OEMS to build high-performance EVs for commercial fleets

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Commercial urban fleets are the best use case for EV technology and we are at the beginning of an electrification revolution for heavy-duty vehicles due to declining battery costs, improved electric powertrain technology, lowered maintenance, and the immense public health benefits EVs bring to our communities.

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TxDOT, TTI sign MOU to test connected and automated vehicle technologies in Texas

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The Texas Department of Transportation (TxDOT) and the Texas A&M Transportation Institute (TTI) recently co-signed a Memorandum of Understanding (MOU) to begin testing connected and automated vehicle (CV/AV) technologies on the state highway system. TxDOT is responsible for the design, construction, maintenance, and operation of 80,000 miles of Texas’ highway system. This partnership builds upon the recent Texas Mobility Summit hosted by TxDOT.

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Dürr building smart and resource-efficient paint shop at San Luis Potosí in Mexico for BMW Group; Industry 4.0

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Dürr is building a paint shop in Mexico for the BMW Group that meets the requirements for connected Industry 4.0 San Luis Potosí will build the BMW brand’s best-selling model series, the BMW 3 Series Sedan. In terms of the paint shop layout, Dürr relies on a simple industrial building without intermediate levels in conjunction with multi-functional body stores with high-bay storage technology.

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Ford outlines China expansion strategy; SUVs, EVs and connected vehicles; 50+ new Fords and Lincolns by 2025

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In Shanghai, Ford Motor Executive Chairman Bill Ford and CEO Jim Hackett outlined the next phase of the company’s China expansion strategy, focused on SUVs, electric and connected vehicles, a streamlined business structure and closer connections to Chinese customers. By the end of 2019, 100% of new Ford and Lincoln-badged vehicles in China will be connected through either embedded modems or plug-in devices.

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Murn Properties Chooses EV Connect’s Turnkey EV Charging for Residents with Minimal Investment

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With more than 2,500 units in their portfolio, Murn leverages their industry expertise and strategic relationships to build high-quality apartment homes that provide their residents with the attentive, caring, and committed service they deserve.

FANUC to build factory of the future using NVIDIA AI platform; self-teaching robots in the FIELD system

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The FIELD system is based on Edge computing in which a large amount of data is processed within the manufacturing site, minimizing the volume and cost of sharing data, while also providing a secure connection to the Cloud for suitable applications. With ZDT, FANUC also keeps track of robot usage and sends reminders at appropriate intervals to ensure important maintenance activities are completed on time. Connectivity to equipment on the factory floor is growing at a rapid pace.

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Toyota and Hitachi collaborate to build a high-efficiency production model using IoT platform; accelerating PDCA

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will collaborate to build a high-efficiency production model using an IoT (Internet of Things) platform. The facilities, devices, and related systems at various manufacturing sites in the model plant will be connected to the platform so that data acquired from them can be consolidated and analyzed. Toyota Motor Corporation and Hitachi, Ltd. These two companies will conduct verification at Toyota’s model plants (Toyota, Aichi Prefecture) starting from this October.

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Ford and Google enter 6-year strategic partnership

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As its preferred cloud provider and starting later this year, Google will help Ford leverage Google Cloud’s AI, ML and data analytics technologies to accelerate the automaker’s digital transformation, modernize operations, and power connected vehicle technologies with Google’s trusted, secure, and reliable cloud. Android in the car also enables Ford and third-party developers to build apps that provide a constantly improving and ever-more-personalized ownership experience.

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ABB to build shore-side power system for Ystad port in Sweden

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ABB has won an order from Ystad Hamn, the port authority of the city of Ystad in southern Sweden, to build the complete electrical onshore infrastructure to simultaneously power multiple vessels while berthed. It also allows an opportunity window for maintenance work on the engines. ABB pioneered the shore connection technology using frequency converters to adapt the shore-side power frequency of 50 Hz (hertz) to the 60 Hz system frequency as is the case with most vessels.

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Ricardo and Roke partnership launches digital resilience assessment service for vehicles

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With increasing sophistication of onboard electronics systems and external connectivity through navigation, infotainment, digital communications and dealer maintenance networks, modern cars provide a feature base and functionality mix that would have been impossible even a few years ago.

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Ricardo and Roke to collaborate on next-generation vehicle cybersecurity

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Ricardo plc and Roke Manor Research Ltd have signed a memorandum of understanding (MoU) to develop solutions that will make autonomous and connected transport robust against cyber attack. Providing and assuring cyber security is a fundamental requirement if the benefits of future connected and autonomous vehicles (CAVs) are to be fully realized. Autonomous driving Connected vehicles Security

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INFINITI selects 9 Internet of Things (IoT) and smart city startups for INFINITI LAB program in Canada

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The selected startups are: Pitstop Predictive Maintenance. Pull is a mobile application that allows humans to connect to the internet of things. It creates a frictionless way to connect with new business associates or friends, as well as brick and mortar retailers. Tap Report is a digital solution for any workplace inspection including washrooms, fire equipment, preventative maintenance (PM) and more. Connected vehicles Internet of Things Mobility services

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DOE moving forward with $11.1M in funding for three ARPA-E projects

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The projects moving forward are part of ARPA-E’s Next-Generation Energy Technologies for Connected and Autonomous On-Road Vehicles (NEXTCAR) ( earlier post ) and Renewable Energy to Fuels Through Utilization of Energy-Dense Liquids (REFUEL) ( earlier post ) programs. NEXTCAR projects will take advantage of the increasingly complex and connected systems in cars and trucks to improve their energy efficiency significantly, with a goal of reducing individual vehicle energy usage by 20%.

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Toyota and Amazon Web Services collaborate on Toyota’s Mobility Services

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AWS), an Amazon.com company, are expanding their global collaboration, applying AWS’ portfolio of services to expand Toyota’s Mobility Services Platform (MSPF), an ecosystem to help Toyota engineers develop, deploy, and manage the next generation of data-driven mobility services for driver and passenger safety, security, comfort, and convenience in Toyota’s cloud-connected vehicles. Toyota Motor Corporation and Amazon Web Services, Inc.

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Volkswagen’s MEB for EVs: long electric range, open-platform, open-space, pricing for the volume market; “tablet on wheels”

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The MEB will be the foundation for an entirely new generation of battery-electric vehicles designed not only to be electric and feature extended range, but to be connected, autonomous, open and priced for the volume market as required by Volkswagen’s positioning. It shows that we have four core innovations: smart sustainability, automated driving, intuitive interaction and personalized connectivity. It is clear that building excellent cars will not in itself be enough.

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Microsoft joins Baidu Apollo project to advance autonomous driving; global Azure cloud support

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By using Azure, our partners outside of China will have access to a trustworthy and secure public cloud, enabling them to focus on innovating instead of building their own cloud-based infrastructure. Microsoft has already been working with leaders in the automotive industry to help manufacturers ingest huge volumes of sensor and usage data from connected vehicles and apply that data to deliver actionable intelligence. Autonomous driving Connected vehiclesMicrosoft Corp.

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HERE and Mobileye to partner on crowd-sourced HD mapping for automated driving

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Mobileye in turn will utilize the HERE Open Location Platform for the ingestion and processing of raw sensor and observation data (Road Segment Data, RSD), and the creation and dynamic maintenance of its Roadbook products. HERE will utilize RSD, as well as the Global Roadbook (GLRB), collected and aggregated from certain vehicle brands equipped with Mobileye technology, to support change detection and the maintenance of HERE HD Live Map.

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Deutsche Aircraft and Universal Hydrogen partner on hydrogen-fueled regional aviation

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The maintenance service goal will improve while the operating cost is reduced. Deutsche Aircraft, the new purpose-driven German aircraft Original Equipment Manufacturer (OEM) ( earlier post ), and Universal Hydrogen Co.

Ford expands Smart Mobility pilot program to deliver improved access to healthcare in The Gambia; motorcycles with sensors

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When a rider logs on to the internet, the data is uploaded—building a database of Riders for Health team routes, vehicle operating parameters, and environmental conditions like altitude and ambient pressure. Ford is gathering and analyzing vehicle data collected by OpenXC as part of its Ford Smart Mobility plan to be a leader in connectivity, mobility, autonomous vehicles, the customer experience, and data and analytics. Africa Big Data Connected vehicles Mobility Sensors

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Ford to invest $1.8B in R&D in China

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The investment will allow Ford significantly to build up its research and development capabilities in the country—especially at its Nanjing Research and Engineering Center (REC)—and will help Ford create more world-class vehicles in China, for China. Ford is currently building the Nanjing Test Center, a comprehensive vehicle-testing facility which features a full test track equipped with a constant-speed oval, special surfaces, steep grades and a precision steering road.

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Jaguar Land Rover showcases remote-control and autonomous 180? turn technologies

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Jaguar Land Rover is also researching a new connected car technology that will allow a vehicle to identify the location and severity of potholes, broken drains and manhole covers, and then share this data in real-time via the cloud with other vehicles and with road authorities to help them prioritize repairs. Mike Bell, Global Connected Car Director, Jaguar Land Rover. Mike Bell, Global Connected Car Director, Jaguar Land Rover.

Volkswagen MY2016: high-end driver assistance moves throughout the lineup; next-gen MIB II infotainment system

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MIB II not only creates the foundation for the next generation of Volkswagen’s Car-Net connected vehicle services platform, but also offers a comprehensive suites of connected vehicle services and features. The Automatic Post-Collision Braking system builds on the premise that a collision is rarely a single, instantaneous action, but rather a series of events that follow the initial impact—which can cause additional collisions. Volkswagen App-Connect.

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ARPA-E to award $27M for advanced nuclear reactor systems operational technology: GEMINA

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GEMINA’s goal is to reduce fixed operations and maintenance (O&M) costs from ~13 $/MWh in the current fleet to ~2 $/MWh in the advanced fleet. GEMINA projects include: GE Research: AI-Enabled Predictive Maintenance Digital Twins for Advanced Nuclear Reactors - $5,412,810.

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Calif. ARB releases GHG scoping plan update; more ZEVs, “LEV IV”, MD and HD regulations; ZEV for trucks; more LCFS

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The update identifies eight key sectors for ongoing action: Energy; Transportation, fuels, land use and infrastructure; Agriculture; Water; Waste management; Natural lands; Short-Lived Climate Pollutants (such as methane and black carbon); and Green Buildings. Connected vehicle technology can provide real-time travel information and eco-routing or eco-driving suggestions, resulting in reduced emissions.

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Airbus, Groupe ADP, RATP Group partner to study the integration of VTOL vehicles into urban transport

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The goal is to integrate the entire value chain: design and production; maintenance; flight operations; low-altitude air traffic management; urban integration and planning; infrastructure, both physical and digital; and passenger interfaces. The project is based on technological building blocks such as electric propulsion and autonomy, in order to comply with energy and sustainable development requirements.

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