This week, you could already experience the future of mobility in the air with us. RWTH Aachen University and its partners are launching a unique nationwide competence and test center for networked and automated vertical mobility and invited guests to a symbolic lift-off at our Aldenhoven Testing Center site. Ina Brandes, Minister of Transport of the State of North Rhine-Westphalia, and Professor Andreas Pinkwart, Minister of Economic Affairs, Innovation, Digitalization and Energy of the State of North Rhine-Westphalia, together with Professor Ulrich Rüdiger, Rector of RWTH, launched the first unmanned flight for this purpose.

Our test center lent itself to this. Michael Jungwirth, member of the Vodafone management, emphasized that the site already has "Europe's most advanced 5G network", called 5G+. Whether unmanned micro air vehicles will soon be transporting medical supplies safely, supporting firefighters during explorations, or using "EnerGlider" to harvest energy at high altitudes and send it to the ground by cable, the future of vertical mobility is here.

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[Image: Drohne landing]
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