Today, on March 2 in Geneva a leading Swiss cybersecurity and IoT solutions company WiSeKey has announced a strategic collaboration with a California-based blockchain airspace platform developer VIMANA Global. WiSeKey has a unique blockchain framework that offers all-in-box security measures with an API that is easy to implement and effectively manages the life-cycles of devices and their respective digital certificates.
The sector of Autonomous Aerial Vehicles is growing fast, and traditional air traffic control towers are not designed to handle thousands of flights within the urban area. The resources of WiSeKey with efficient control, secure environment, optimized information processing will potentially solve the scalability and security issues of VIMANA. Blockchain technology and its peer-to-peer nature allows it to operate with big data volumes.
Security and positive identification are the key elements in peer-to-peer exchanges that power the VIMANA Blockchain Airspace platform. The combined ecosystems give us the opportunity to potentially support exciting new features in the future.
CEO, VIMANA Global
With every node (AAV) in the network connected and communicating with each other constantly, the clients will be able to just enter their destination and relax.
By combining WISeKey's Secure Element (our tamper-resistant silicon chip) and its managed Public Key Infrastructure (PKI) systems with the VIMANA Blockchain Airspace platform, we are bringing a powerful solution that increases the level of safety for IoT transportation systems, while ensuring maximum security and trust on the system.
Founder & CEO, WISeKey
The first pilot cities to host the project are Dubai, Abu-Dhabi, Tokyo, Singapore, and Mumbai. VIMANA will test its aerial commuter vehicles with vertical take-off and landing.