Cyber security company Angoka, which is based in Belfast has successfully acquired Cambridge-based R4DARTech Ltd in one of its strategic actions combining the lead positions of both companies in the departments of aviation as well as ground transport. With its specialization in protecting autonomous and remote-controlled vehicles, and aircraft along with the roads they travel on from various interferences like hacking and others, Angoka claims that at this point of business, the acquisition deal will help the company strengthen, as well as expand its market position.
On the other hand, drones can securely navigate and land thanks to a technology developed by R4DARTech Ltd that fits on a credit card with its compatibility with comprised size and is called a geospatial awareness device. However, a significant difficulty for drone operators, particularly while operating beyond the visual line of sight (BVLOS).
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According to the chairman of Angoka, Steve Berry, the technology products of R4DAR will show great effectiveness in the enhancement of the fusion of all the combined technologies of the companies. These technologies enable the free and secure movement of the drones as well as the ground vehicles of Angoka within unmanned traffic management (UTM) controlled airspace or other designated corridors. He added that under the leadership of Clem Robertson, R4DAR Technologies is currently making an important benefaction to the initiative for independent transportation. Berry expressed his excitement to take up new transport projects along with Clem as they both have been teaming up in the past few years on some of the prestigious projects that were supported by the UK government. This acquisition will prove to be a great addition to the assets of the company for the security, cleanliness, and reliability of their journey of transportation on both air and ground mode.
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As part of the overall advancement in drone, vehicle, and navigation safety, on the one hand, and the development of secure, regulated air corridors and road transport routes, on the other, the synergy between the two businesses has proven to be beneficial. According to Clem, the single biggest problem facing present and future intelligent transportation systems is the early, unambiguous detection and identification of threats and impediments.
The company expressed its gratitude to organisations like Zenzic and Innovate UK for supporting this crucial work. Being able to safely discover and identify potential threats in complex situations will be key to assuring safety in the autonomous world. The integrated low-cost and low-maintenance solution can deliver the required geospatial knowledge to let autonomous air mobility systems navigate safely and securely even in the most challenging conditions.