Silverwing: Building Future Cargo Drones – Presented by Bernd Rietberg, Silverwing
Silverwing envisions a future where personal mobility is unlimited in three dimensions. To do this, we plan to build a machine that takes currently available technology and pushes it beyond its limits. In line with Silverwing’s forward-thinking philosophy, our design is fully electric and capable of autonomous flight. The VTOL aircraft is ultracompact, silent, emission-free and capable of heavy payloads. We will unveil our new design and vision on Unmanned Cargo Airial Transportation.
What drives you?
My true passion lies in combining technology with business.
What are the three things you would take with you on a deserted island?
A dog. A friend. A wife.
What emerging technologies/trends do you see as having the greatest potential in the short and long run?
Short term: Nanophotonics, electric mobility & batteries. Long term: Quantum Computing & AI.
What kind of impact do you expect them to have?
Nanophotonics will create unprecedented sensors & connectivity, bringing IoT, industry and smart devices to a whole new level. Batteries are improving at such a rate that e-mobility will become extremely low cost and thus disrupting in many fields. The combination of Quantum Computing and AI will lead to such vast amount of computational power, that it will disrupt our entire society; making many jobs obsolete; accelerating all types of research; solving many unanswerable questions.
What are the barriers that might stand in the way?
How do we as a society deal with these new technologies? How do we regulate them?
Why should the delegate attend your presentation?
We believe in the future of autonomous aerial transportation. We are building the next unmanned aircraft, and we want your help.
Silverwing envisions a future where personal mobility is unlimited in three dimensions. We are determined to have and active role in the deep transformation that air transport is destined to experience. In order to achieve this, we are developing a machine that takes currently available technology and pushes it to the extreme. We believe in inspiring inventors and creators by redefining the limits of personal transport.
About Unmanned Cargo Aircraft Conference
This 7th edition of the conference will take place on November 28, 2018, at RAI Amsterdam, The Netherlands.
Scope: The Conference aims to bring together manufacturers, operators, knowledge institutes, consultants and government organizations active in the upcoming field of unmanned cargo aircraft.
Unmanned Cargo Aircraft (UCA) are a relatively new phenomenon; the first UCA service is to be started in Kenya this year. UCA offer the potential to transport loads of 1 to 10 tons or more over both short and long distances, on routes that are unfeasible or uneconomical for other modes of transport.
During the conference, internationally renowned speakers will introduce UCA development projects and potential applications.
Topics to be covered are:
UCA business models: how to earn money with UCA?
UCA configurations: what could – and should – UCA look like?
Regulation: where are UCA allowed to fly, and under which conditions?
Societal benefits: what can UCA contribute to economic and social development?
Industrial participation: how can UCA contribute to innovation and what opportunities do they generate for new enterprises?
Target group: Shippers | Carriers | Harbour authorities | Research institutions | Military | Ship manufacturers | System Integrators | ICT suppliers | Logistic service suppliers | Entrepreneurs | Investors | Airports | Governmental Institutions | Cargo Companies | Fulfilment companies | Retailers | E-tailers | Consultants
It is a unique opportunity to exchange ideas and network with this pioneering community of unmanned cargo researchers, engineers, business developers and end-users.