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Ice cream and sushi over your head: The Israeli skimmer project is taking a step - Walla! technology

2021-10-11T08:07:06.348Z

After thousands of flights in the country's skies, the next phase of the project, which was established with the aim of promoting the operation of skimmers for the benefit of the public, was launched. Among other things, in the current experiment, flights of ice cream deliveries will be flown



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Ice cream and sushi over your head: The Israeli skimmer venture is gaining momentum

After thousands of flights in the country's skies, the next phase of the project, which was established with the aim of promoting the operation of skimmers for the benefit of the public, was launched.

Among other things, in the current experiment, ice cream deliveries will be flown for passers-by in the Charles Clore Beach area.

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Yinon Ben Shoshan

Monday, October 11, 2021, 11:00 p.m.

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Israel's national glider project, also known as the NAMA project (urban mobility in the air dimension), today reaches the third experimental stage with autonomous glider flights over residential areas in Tel Aviv-Yafo, Ramat Sharon, Herzliya and Hadera. At the same time, flights are performed in Brazil, under The same management system in Israel



, the experiment, which began on October 3, will last ten days, and involves five management and operation companies of autonomous skimmer networks that have received the support of the Innovation Authority under the pilot program, as well as other companies and bodies with skimmer fleets interested in participating in the world. All in all, this is the third phase of a series of eight demonstrations that are expected to take place over the next two years, as part of which tens of thousands of flights will be made in the country's skies.

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The skimmer experiment in Hadera (Photo: Aviv Bar Zohar)

The project, which originated in a collaboration between the Innovation Authority, the Ministry of Transportation (through Ayalon Highways), the Civil Aviation Authority (RTA) and the Smart Transportation Authority, was established with the aim of promoting skimmers for public benefit, to help reduce road congestion and establish a national airline network. For the benefit of transporting medicines, vaccines, tests and medical equipment, deliveries in the retail market, etc.



The participating companies are expected to make about 300 flights a day over open areas, among other things to perform tasks of various types on air routes assigned by the joint control system, including:

  • The Kendo and Highland companies operate a landing point on the Vitiso cliff shore for sushi deliveries to be made by customers via an app.

    A damper was also defined in favor of an autonomous task for securing a fire and rescue facility in Reading.

  • Skylinks and Playtech will pilot pilots' ice cream deliveries for passers-by in the Charles Clore (Mint Ray) Beach area, which can be ordered via the app;

    The BWR company performs the appearance of a tied skimmer, in favor of monitoring traffic congestion and road bullying

  • All the companies, together with the companies Simplex, Downwide, will operate flights over urban areas in the center of Tel Aviv.

    And the companies Hartk, Airways will operate urban flights in the Hadera area

About 300 flights a day over open areas (Photo: Aviv Bar Zohar)

"The national skimmer project is stepping up on the way to deployment in the center of the country - Tel Aviv-Yafo, Ramat Hasharon, Herzliya and Hadera and on the way to creating one of the world's leading ecosystems in this field," says Dror Bean, CEO of the Innovation Authority. model of economic activity and sustainable for both producers hoverfly and for the Israelis, we are expanding the field for the active region in the center next to the periphery ".



Segal and Weizman, a member of the council in charge of innovation in the Municipality of Tel Aviv-Jaffa, adding that" it is our duty to maintain flight routes "I am confident that in all aspects of privacy, noise and other challenges related to flying gliders in a populated area, I welcome the national venture that is marching us forward towards a secure future."

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