Radar system designed for vertiports detects eVTOLs and obstacles | eVTOL

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A radar system has been developed to improve the safety of vertiports ahead of the introduction of vertical take-off aircraft such as drones, multirotors and air taxis.

Collectively known as electric vertical take-off and landing (eVTOL) aircraft, they are already used in civil protection, by fire services and for bridge inspections. But in July, visitors at the 2024 Olympic Games will be able to fly to venues using air taxis for the first time. Retail firms such as Amazon are also planning to start using drones for deliveries as early as this year in the UK.

The aircraft will take off from and land on pads known as vertiports, which will often be located in dense, urban areas surrounded by obstacles including large buildings and other aircraft. 

Air travel companies are planning to equip Olympic venues with eVTOL landing systems to transport visitors from the airport to events. 

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