EHang, a Chinese autonomous aerial vehicle (AAV) technology platform company, announced that it plans to collaborate with the Spanish National Police to explore potential use cases for AAVs in emergency and security missions. EHang and the Spanish National Police plan to work closely to use the AAV in emergency situations such as rescue, surveillance and other missions that are critical for improving the quality of life and safety of citizens. As a result of this collaboration, the Spanish National Police and EHang, together with the Polytechnic University of Valencia (UPV), will demonstrate how to best utilise AAV technology through trial flights and use case analysis.
The chief commissioner of the Air Vehicles Unit of Spanish National Police affirmed the collaboration with EHang and the UPV represent progress in determining the best uses of AAV for policing.
Victoria Xiang, the CEO of EHang Spain & LATAM, emphasised that collaborating with the Spanish National Police is very important for EHang. “The application of AAVs in emergency, national security matters and the fight against the pandemic is crucial and advantageous for the public sector. Autonomous, sustainable, and efficient mobility enables the authorities to execute their tasks in an environmentally friendly manner. EHang and the Spanish National Police will work jointly to leverage this cutting-edge technology to benefit citizens and society.”