Chinese manufacturer EHang has now received permission to carry out test flights within the US to test fly its EHang 184 personal drone in the Silver State of Nevada.
The EHang 184 passenger-carrying autonomous aerial drone comes equipped with its own tablet style navigation interface and control panel which can viewed below, and takes the form of a quad copter that measures approximately 4.5 feet tall and weighs 440lbs.
Watch the video below to learn more about the design and inspiration behind the EHang 184 personal drone,e which builds on the technology that is available in the consumer Ghost Drone already available to purchase.
The EHang 184 drone is capable of speeds up to 60 mph and is equipped with gulwing doors that folder vertically above the roof. Currently the 184 drone is capable of carrying a passenger for 23 minutes fight and was showcased at CES in Las Vegas earlier this year. EHang writes :
EHang 184, the world’s first electric, personal Autonomous Aerial Vehicle (AAV) that will achieve humanity’s long-standing dream of easy, everyday flight for short-to-medium distances.
Unfortunately no information on pricing or worldwide availability has been released as yet by EHang, but as soon as more information comes to light we will keep you updated as always.
Source: Ars Technica