The aim of the project was to analyse the conditions for the use of autonomous flight devices in metropolitan regions and to find practical solutions for integration into an already strongly developed transport network of shipping, aviation and rail traffic as well as for official regulations, especially regarding air traffic. As a project partner, the Logistics Initiative Hamburg was part of the WiNDroVe project.
UAS, colloquially known as drones, are to be used primarily in urban areas to carry out transport tasks faster, more cost-effectively and more safely in the future. Their use is therefore being considered above all for time-critical applications such as the transport of blood or tissue samples. However, the use of UAS is also being considered in other areas to make services and products such as surveying, security and surveillance tasks, filming and photography even more efficient.
The WiNDroVe Innovationsforum Mittelstand has established important contacts in workshops and conferences over a period of 9 months, discussed business ideas and models and analysed and developed market opportunities for drone based air traffic. A WiNDroVE network of stakeholders from economy, science and administration was established, which is still active after the end of the project and exchanges information and experiences on the topic of Urban Air Mobility.