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Rakuten AirMap launches unmanned traffic management platform for Japan

Rakuten AirMap Inc on Thursday introduced that it has began providing the AirMap unmanned traffic management (UTM) platform to drone operators and airspace managers in Japan.

As the use of drones will increase, the advance of airspace management infrastructure, together with methods for sharing flight laws, authorized flight spaces and flight stipulations, is changing into a urgent factor. The AirMap platform, disbursed in Japan by way of Rakuten AirMap, contains the Airspace Management Dashboard for airspace managers, and the devoted AirMap app for drone operators, to be had on iOS and Android.

When the use of the AirMap Airspace Management Dashboard, airspace managers can set and alter airspace obstacles and flight laws, view and approve drone flight plans, and keep up a correspondence without delay with drone operators.

With the AirMap app, drone operators can seek for designated flight spaces, view any laws that observe, and fulfil any related flight notification necessities, together with the submission of flight plans, proper from the app. The AirMap app additionally provides airspace intelligence for situational consciousness and flight making plans, corresponding to climate knowledge, together with temperature, wind path and wind pace.

Rakuten AirMap anticipates that the UTM gadget can be deployed by way of municipalities, universities, and different Japanese airspace managers. Chiba City in Chiba Prefecture will change into the primary native govt within the nation to deploy a UTM gadget of any sort when it deploys the AirMap Airspace Management Dashboard at 3 drone take a look at fields within the town on Friday. Drone operators wishing to fly on the drone take a look at fields will have the ability to sign up and obtain authorization from Chiba City by way of the use of the AirMap cell app from Friday, with the drone take a look at fields being open for use from Dec 13.

By offering infrastructure for the secure integration of unmanned air traffic, Rakuten AirMap appears to be like ahead to contributing to the advance of a colourful drone ecosystem in Japan.

How to make use of the app:

1. Create an account and log in to the app.

2. Create flight plans (date, direction, altitude) in a delegated flight house at the map.

three. Submit flight plans and obtain authorization.

Google Play: https://play.google.com/retailer/apps/main points?identification=jp.airmap.airmap

App Store: https://itunes.apple.com/jp/app/airmap/identification1282232697

Price: Free (as of December 2017)

*Price is topic to switch.

 Supported gadgets and working methods:

iPhone5, iPad4, iPad mini2, iPod contact (sixth Generation) and above, iOS10.zero and above

Android four.three and above

*iOS9.three and under, Androidfour.2 and under don’t seem to be supported.

For additional info, please touch Rakuten AirMap in the course of the web site under:

https://www.rakuten-airmap.co.jp/contact-us/

© Rakuten

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