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17 mei, 2024

Innoptus Solar Team tests innovations in their solar car at DronePort

The Innoptus Solar Team has recently begun testing innovations in the penultimate version of their solar car. These initial tests took place on the runway at DronePort, a hub of cutting-edge technology and a living lab for CO2-free and autonomous mobility. The team is gearing up for the prestigious SASOL Solar Challenge in South Africa, set to take place in September. This is a prestigious event in the world of sustainable transportation, showcasing the latest advancements in solar-powered vehicles.

First tests at DronePort

The runway at DronePort has provided the perfect environment for the Innoptus Solar Team, the reigning world champions, to conduct their initial tests. Although the tests were performed on the penultimate version of the solar car, new innovations that will be implemented in the latest version were rigorously tested to ensure performance and reliability. These tests are crucial for fine-tuning the vehicle before it faces the challenging conditions of the SASOL Solar Challenge.

Public presentation in June

In addition to these tests, the Innoptus Solar Team is preparing for a large presentation event in June, also at DronePort. This event will offer invitees a chance to see the solar car up close and learn more about the technology behind it. It’s an exciting opportunity for enthusiasts and supporters of sustainable transportation to witness the latest innovations in the field.

Collaboration and innovation

DronePort is proud to facilitate the testing needs of the Innoptus Solar Team. The activities of the team align perfectly with DronePort’s mission as a living lab dedicated to CO2-free and autonomous mobility. This collaboration underscores the commitment to advancing technologies that pave the way for a cleaner, greener future. Whether it’s on the ground or in the sky, the innovations being tested at DronePort have the potential to revolutionize the way we think about transportation.

The future of Advanced & Urban Air Mobility

The technologies being developed and tested could eventually enable Advanced & Urban Air Mobility, transforming our cities and the way we move. Imagine a world where our skies and streets are filled with autonomous, zero-emission vehicles, seamlessly integrated into our daily lives. The breakthroughs achieved by the Innoptus Solar Team and other innovators at DronePort are laying the groundwork for this incredible future.

As we look forward to supporting the Innoptus Solar Team during the SASOL Solar Challenge in September, it’s clear that the team is at the forefront of sustainable transportation innovation. Their relentless pursuit of excellence and their commitment to a greener future are truly inspiring. Together with DronePort, they are making significant strides towards a more sustainable world.

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Pioneering the future of aviation: DronePort and the ‘Indiana – Flanders’ MoU

Pioneering the future of aviation: DronePort and the ‘Indiana – Flanders’ MoU

In 2023, the MoU ‘Indiana – Flanders’ was signed at the Governor’s office in Indianapolis, setting the stage for regional collaboration and innovation. Recently, Governor Eric Holcomb visited Flanders to meet with Flemish Prime Minister Jan Jambon and key leaders in autonomous driving and AI, hosted by Flanders Investment & Trade (FIT). Our CEO, Ward Decaluwe, presented DronePort’s mission and vision, showcasing the potential of our business park for local and international companies eager to grow in these expanding markets.

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