Four Nordic states have joined forces in a far-reaching joint initiative to drive the development of drone transports for goods and passengers.
The Nordic Drone Initiative (NDI) will probe the efficient use of airspace for drones. It will help accelerate the introduction of drone-based mobility, including their deployment as air-taxis and for autonomous courier services.
The shared objective in the inter-state NDI will lead to a pooling of capabilities and resources to develop sustainable drone-based transport services across the Nordic region.
The green and technology-focused nature of the project makes it an ideal platform for Nordic cooperation, said Tor Skoglund, senior research project manager at the Gothenburg-based RISE Research Institutes of Sweden.
“The Nordic region enjoys many commonalities,” said Skoglund. “We have very similar conditions not just in climate but also within key infrastructure, markets and regulatory areas. Together, we can position the Nordic region at the forefront of developments