The Urban Air Mobility Division of Hyundai Motor Group has announced a new partnership with ANRA Technologies – the India-based developer of drones and traffic management solutions – to begin developing the operating environment for the advanced air mobility (AAM) industry which includes drones and eVTOLs.

Hyundai says it is the first in a series of air traffic management partnerships that it plans to establish to develop an industry consortium to build an advanced air mobility operating ecosystem.

As part of the partnership, ANRA will provide strategic insight on Hyundai’s concept of operations for advanced air mobility airspace management and ground mobility integration. The two companies will also identify research opportunities to help inform regulatory decisions and identify enabling infrastructure projects.

Pamela Cohn, chief operating officer, Urban Air Mobility Division of Hyundai Motor Group, says, “We are pleased to partner with ANRA Technologies to begin building toward the safe and efficient integration of advanced air mobility into existing airspace. As an emerging mobility solution, it is critical diverse parties work together to co-create the operating ecosystem, including its necessary digital and physical infrastructure. ANRA brings a unique background of operational history in the drone services sector that will help define the operating environment for all AAM vehicles.”

Amit Ganjoo, founder and CEO, ANRA Technologies, adds, “ANRA’s SmartSkies family of airspace management solutions have been proven worldwide and provide the critical support required for complex AAM operations at scale. We take a long-term view in everything we do as a company and are looking forward to integrating our advanced technologies with the Urban Air Mobility Division of Hyundai’s AAM ecosystem and sharing our knowledge and experience to ensure the success of our partnership and help move our industry safely forward.”