Project Description

Cervera iMOV3D – New Technologies for Smart Transport based on Autonomous Air Mobility

Technological centre: ITG
Sector/s: ICT, Drones, Transport
Clients and or partners: FADA-CATEC (Andalusian Foundation for Aerospace development – Advanced Center for Aerospace Tecnologies), AICIA (Andalucian Association for Research and Industrial Cooperation), NAITEC (Technology Centre Specialised in Mobility and Mechatronics in Navarra) and the Instituto Tecnológico de Galicia (ITG) (Technological Institute of Galicia
Start and end date: 2020 – 2022
Call for proposals: Cervera Technology Centres of Excellence
R+D+i area: ICT


In the year 2050, 68% of the population will live in urban areas, and there will be great potential for remotely piloted aircraft systems (unmanned aerial vehicles) to create new transportation paradigms. Achieving the efficient, sustainable, affordable and effective mobility of people and goods is an area with many technological challenges that we must overcome. iMOV3D, the research proposal that was awarded the highest score in Spain in the CERVERA programme for research excellence’s first call for proposals, propelled by the Spanish Ministry of Science and Innovation, addresses these particular difficulties.


By developing new technologies and intrinsically secure aircraft concepts, iMOV3D allows for further research into the safety of autonomous aircraft systems.  It will also develop the research capacity, permitting the safe integration of said aircraft systems into the airspace, by introducing a newer and more automated, digital air traffic control system than the one that is currently in use. Lastly, it will allow for progress to be made into intelligent-cooperative systems that will allow these new mobility vehicles to be integrated into the SmartCity ecosystem.