UK Set to Have Biggest Automated Drone Superhighway in the World


The United Kingdom is all set to have the largest automated drone superhighway in the world within the next two years. The government of the United Kingdom has recently announced Skyway project of 164 mile that is going to connect the airspace above cities such as Oxford, Cambridge, Rugby, Coventry, and Reading by 2024.

Skyway project is a part of a 273 million pound funding package for the aerospace industry which will be launched by Kwasi Kwarteng, business secretary of the UK at the Farnorough International Airshow, and is expected to help the industry seize on the enormous opportunities for growth that exist to clean forms of flight.

A total funding of 105.5 million pounds from the UK government will be available specifically for projects relating to the integrated aviation systems and new vehicle technologies, including UAVs (unmanned aerial vehicles) like drones.

Dave Pankhurst, director of drones at BT, said this drone capability has existed for some time, but it is infancy in terms of actually being part of their society and being a usable application. He also said for them, this is about taking a significant step towards that point, and it is going to open up many opportunities in the future.

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