Boeing and SparkCognition to Launch Joint Venture SkyGrid

By Michael Guilfoyle

Acquisition or Partnership

Boeing and SparkCognition announced plans to launch SkyGrid, a new company that will enable the future of urban aerial mobility.  Based in Austin, Texas, SkyGrid will develop a software platform to ensure the safe, secure integration of autonomous cargo and passenger air vehicles in the global airspace.

Using blockchain technology, AI-enabled dynamic traffic routing, data analytics and cybersecurity features, SkyGrid's platform will go beyond unmanned aircraft systems (UAS) traffic management (UTM).  The platform will enable SkyGrid customers to safely perform a broad range of missions and services using UAS, including package delivery, industrial inspections, and emergency assistance.

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