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Hovecon Joins Advanced Mobility Collective for Autonomous Transportation Innovation

More than a Decade of Industry, Academia and Government Collaboration for Unmanned Aircraft Systems

WAKE FOREST, N.C. (July, 2020) – Hovecon LLC has joined the Advanced Mobility Collective to help accelerate innovative use of unmanned aerial systems. 

The Advanced Mobility Collective is a community for collaboration to bring new mobility services to life including autonomous air and ground vehicles. The Collective is a nonprofit global community of business, technology, government and research partners. 

Hovecon has more than a decade of experience enabling growth of unmanned aircraft systems (UAS), fostering collaboration of industry, academia and government. “The Collective as brought together a diverse group of innovators to transform aviation and transportation,” said Hovecon Vice President Basil Yap,  “We look forward to collaborating with members of The Collective and accelerating growth of autonomous ground and air transportation across the nation and beyond.” 

Hovecon has helped communities establish, grow and safely integrate UAS, urban air mobility (UAM) and unmanned traffic management (UTM) technology and systems. “Hovecon brings deep experience and knowledge in launching UAS programs and collaborating with the FAA, airports and local, state and federal government agencies,” said Todd Spain, executive director of the Advanced Mobility Collective.

The Collective is continuing to build and expand its network of partners as an economic development initiative of The Wireless Research Center. Members of The Collective include WakeMed Health and Hospitals, the first U.S. health system to integrate drone technology for medical sample delivery. 

About Hovecon

Hovecon brings over 10 years of unique experience of collaborating with industry, academia and government to enable the growth and safe integration of Unmanned Aircraft Systems (UAS), Urban Air Mobility (UAM), and Unmanned Traffic Management (UTM). For more information, visit www.hovecon.com

About the Advanced Mobility Collective

The Advanced Mobility Collective is a private, nonprofit facilitator of innovation building an ecosystem of business, government and research partners to birth new services using drones and autonomous vehicles. As a catalyst for collaboration worldwide, the Collective reduces barriers and unites essential components for new mobility and transportation services. The Collective is actively seeking partners to join the global conversation. For more information, visit www.amc.org

About the Wireless Research Center

The WRC is a nonprofit organization supporting clients globally with unique applied research, engineering services and testing for communication technologies. The WRC accelerates the rate of scientific innovation as a network design and Internet of Things (IoT) consultant and certified testing facility for the CTIA and many wireless network providers. The WRC fosters innovation and collaboration among commercial partners, industry groups, academic institutions and research organizations.

The WRC is leading the deployment and operation of advanced wireless 5G testbeds for the nation’s third advanced wireless research platform supported by an industry consortium and a $24 million grant from the National Science Foundation. Initial testbeds for autonomous drone and mobility systems are being developed in North Carolina’s Research Triangle Park region. For more information, visit www.wrc-nc.org

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