The U.K. is set to become home to the world's largest automated drone superhighway within the next two years, reports BBC News. The drones will be used on the 164-mile Skyway project connecting towns and cities, including Cambridge and Rugby.
It is part of a £273 million ($327 million) funding package for the aerospace sector which will be revealed by Business Secretary Kwasi Kwarteng on July 18. Other projects include drones delivering mail to the Isles of Scilly and medication across Scotland.
The technology utilizes ground-based sensors installed along the highway which provide a real-time view of where drones are in the airspace.
This data is then analyzed by a traffic management system - a sort of air traffic control for drones - which guides them along their routes and avoids collisions.
The project is working alongside the Civil Aviation Authority (CAA) to ensure safety.
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