World’s First Passenger Drone Launches


The world’s first passenger drone made its debut in the southern city of Guangzhou early this week on Tuesday.

The electrically powered drone named EHang 184, is operated by an automated flight system thus passengers don’t have to bother with driving.

From the look of things autonomous flying, a thing we used to only see in sci-fi movies are now very close to us.

The self-driving drone can carry a single passenger weighing up to 100 kg for a 23-minute flight and can travel at a speed of 100 km per hour said a representative from the Chinese tech company EHang Inc.

“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 tourism, you know, fly from one island to the other,” said Derrick Xiong, co-founder and CEO of EHang, Inc.


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