Boeing has created a new division of Boeing NeXt to guide future commercial mobile solutions. Among them – navigating drones, autonomous flight, and advanced movement, modeling smart cities and exploring new market opportunities for solving future transport problems.
In addition, the company in the alliance with SparkCognition develops solutions for flight control systems for unmanned aerial vehicles (UAVs) based on the technology of blockchain and artificial intelligence (AI). The project is presented at the aerospace industry exhibition in the British Farnbrow.
“We are at a point in history where technological advances and trends in society converge to require bold decisions and another way to travel,” said Greg Hislop, Boeing’s chief technology officer.
– Boeing has the experience and knowledge to safely and effectively form this evolving world of travel and transport. Thanks to Boeing NeXt, we intend to use our legacy to open new borders for the promotion of people and products with proven technologies. ”
“According to some analysts, the development of urban air mobility can lead to the creation of the largest new market, which is estimated at $ 3 trillion,” said Amir Hussein, founder and CEO of SparkCognition.
“The cooperation of the world leader in aircraft construction with an AI-based company means that to achieve this, unprecedented experience in the fields of security, innovation, scalability and reliability will be used.”
In addition to managing drones, the alliance will develop a standardized programming interface to support the delivery of packages (postal parcels), industrial controls and other commercial applications.
Boeing HorizonX Ventures has previously invested in SparkCognition to support the development of a cognitive data-based platform to ensure the security and reliability of data transmission technologies.
“By adopting a holistic approach that combines Boeing’s strength in technological innovation with new business models and non-traditional partnerships, we lay the foundation for future commercial mobility of ecosystems,” said Steve Nordlund, who will head Boeing NeXt in addition to his role as vice president, Boeing HorizonX president .
“We are building physical infrastructure and connectivity infrastructure to ensure the safety of air vehicles in global airspace.”
To rethink and optimize the movement of people and cargo around the world, Boeing is developing technologies in new areas, including AI, hybrid and all-electric engines that will help ensure safe and efficient flight.
The company seeks to combine these tools with digital systems to integrate autonomous and manned air vehicles. The Boeing NeXt project portfolio includes the recently introduced concept of a passenger supersonic liner, electric vertical take-off (eVTOL) vehicles that will provide on-demand freight transport and urban air transportation in a future mobility ecosystem.
To exclude the external impact on vehicles connected to “Internet transportation”, Boeing intends to use the technology of machine learning, the work of international development teams and experts specializing in the protection, industrial Internet broadcasting and finance that SparkCognition has. He creates AI systems to promote the most important interests of society.
The development of Boeing goes in parallel with the similar developments of other large companies, such as Ali-baba and Walmart in terms of delivery of parcels. Or in the part of managing traffic flows on the roads from automobile giants.