UMILES Launches the First 100% Spanish Aero-Taxi

  • In Madrid, at the Expodrónica pavilion of the World ATM Congress, the largest event in air navigation, held at IFEMA on 26–28 October
  • The UMILES New Concept by Tecnalia drone marks the start of a collaboration agreement between UMILES and Tecnalia, Spain’s largest technological R&D centre
  • UMILES has setup a 200 m2 stand at Expodrónica, Europe’s largest drone fair

UMILES, Spain’s leading provider of unmanned aerial systems (UAS) services, has unveiled UMILES New Concept by Tecnalia, the first 100% Spanish aerotaxi, at Expodrónica, Europe’s top drone fair, as part of the World ATM Congress held at IFEMA in Madrid (Spain).

UMILES New Concept by Tecnalia is the first aerotaxi with 100% Spanish technology, development and manufacturing. The prototype has been designed by a team of 50 multidisciplinary professionals. This international presentation represents a developmental milestone in the ground-breaking concepts of air mobility and integration of advanced aerial mobility (AAM). In the near future, this kind of vehicles will be able to transport passengers.

“Our goal is to improve people’s quality of life through the development of sustainable transportation for everyone, in any part of the world. This led to the design of the UMILES New Concept aircraft, aimed at optimising transport within urban settings in order to improve the increasing problem of city mobility around the world,” explained Carlos Poveda, CEO of UMILES.

Collaboration Agreement with Tecnalia

This “drone of drones” prototype was designed by Tecnalia, Spain’s largest technological R&D centre, located in the Basque region. UMILES acquired the patent with the goal of establishing a strong, long-term relationship to continue developing the Urban Mobility sector. The drone can transport one person within a range of 15 minutes or 15 km.

The cruising altitude is between 100 and 300 metres, with a maximum capacity of 800m, always ensuring compliance with safety standards and evolving alongside the current legislation. This Aero-Taxi is comprised of an aerodynamic cabin driven by four drones placed at the top and bottom part of the cabin.

A 200 m2 Showcasing

UMILES deployed a 200 m2 stand, where it will also showcase other types of drones, as well as the various services offered by the company, from entertainment to the syllabus’ at the UMILES University.

It is also worth highlighting the presence of UMILES’ Saturno, the world’s most advanced drone for Safety and Rescue operations in beach and mountain environments, developed and produced entirely in Spain by UMILES.