Intermap powering Skyroads’ guidance system for UAM


Intermap's NEXTView aviation surface data system. (credit: Intermap)

Intermap Technologies and cloudeo will power Skyroads’ automated airspace management and vehicle guidance system to “build digital roads” in the sky.

A 3D geospatial data specialist, Intermap will integrate its NEXTView software into Skyroads’ system. NEXTView is Intermap’s aviation-specific terrain data, Skyroads will use this to build an obstacle management system within its own airspace management software.

The resulting system should enable AAM operations and interoperability between manned and unmanned traffic in urban airspaces, said the firms.

Corvin Huber, CEO of Skyroads said: “For Skyroads, it is absolutely paramount that we base our vehicle guidance system on data that combine reliability, availability and accuracy at the highest level the same time. Intermap’s NEXTview data support our requirements and makes a valuable contribution to the future of automated air mobility.”

Created in partnership with Lufthansa Systems, Intermap’s NEXTView is the only aviation certified terrain data that can be directly integrated into cockpit systems. Integrating NEXTView into unmanned traffic management systems enables operators to plan and execute unmanned aerial vehicle flights based on predetermined flight paths.

Patrick A. Blott, Intermap’s chairman and CEO said: “Combining our industry leading NEXTView terrain data with Skyroads’ Automated Airspace Management and Vehicle Guidance System will provide the urban air mobility industry with critical technology, enabling large-scale, automated air mobility in cities.”

Dr. Manfred Krischke, CEO, cloudeo added: “Our goal is to offer solutions that meet the state-of-the-art geospatial demands of our customers and partners. We are very excited for this partnership with Intermap and Skyroads.”