EHang 184 – World’s First Passenger Drone – Made in China
EHang 184 world’s first passenger drone caught worldwide attention, taking off from Guangzhou City, China.
While other companies are usually talking about launching a tech product China apparently just pops up with it and puts it on display beating competition by far.
EHang 184, well tested a 1,000 times is an electrically powered drone that can carry a passenger weighing up to 100Kg (which is sufficient enough for most people) for 23 minutes constant flight at sea level (convenient enough because there are no traffic jams in the sky) and can withstand gales and winds up to 50 kilometers per hour. These specs are ideal for city usage.
Already, the plan for drone taxis in Dubai was finalized with EHang’s partnership in the project last year.
So, all that needs to be done is get in the cockpit of EHang and let it do the rest. There is, however, a traditionally styled joystick if a need arises to operate on semi-automated modes.
EHang CEO, Hu Huazhi quoted “None of the traditional flying vehicles can achieve the goal of fully autonomous flying, so they are still far away from common people, but our successful flight today means the scenes that we used to only see in sci-fi movies are now very close to common people.”
Expected to come to your skies anytime next year and looking at a global market “The drone can help people to avoid the traffic on the ground, but also in other applications, we can always think about emergency rescue, or we can transport patients to the hospital, or we can do a tourism, you know, fly from one island to the other,” Mr. Huazhi added, as reported by Reuters.
Looking forward to a flying future as we mentioned in one of our write-ups, let’s hope the skies don’t get Drone jams!