Ehang 184 Passenger Drone Takes Flight In Nevada

Posted: Jun 14 2016, 8:47am CDT | by , in News | Cars & Vehicles

 
Ehang 184 Passenger Drone Takes Flight In Nevada
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The world's first passenger drone is cleared for test flights in the United States. Watch the world's first passenger drone in action in a video.

The Ehang 184 single passenger drone has debuted at the CES 2016. Now the Nevada Institute for Autonomous Systems (NIAS) has granted Chinese Ehang to do flight tests of the Ehang 184 passenger drone.

The Ehang 184 is a quad-copter with a 23 minute range can carry a passenger with a weight of up to 220 pounds. The 23 minute flight time allows the drone to fly about 10 miles. So you could get to work each morning beating traffic, if you workplace is a couple miles away from home.

The Ehang 184 can fly autonomously to a height of over 11,000 feet. The passenger drone is supposed to be failsafe. It lands in case of an emergency automatically at the closest safe area.

Testing will show how safe the Ehang 184 is. The company will also ave to solve eventually the problem of crowded skies when everybody flies to work in a drone. Watch a video of the Ehang 184 below.

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