China unveils world’s first human passenger drone
January 12, 2016 By Fortune
On Wednesday at the Consumer Electronics Show, Chinese drone manufacturer EHang unveiled the EHang 184, the first fully electric autonomous aerial vehicle capable of carrying one passenger up to 220 pounds over short distances. Travel is controlled mostly by an onboard tablet inside the pod-like cockpit—a passenger selects their flight destination, and then relaxes in the airborne vehicle’s air-conditioned cabin as the 184 takes off, flies, and lands on its own.
According to company spokespeople showing off the drone at this year’s CES in Las Vegas, 100 successful, manned test flights have already happened in the EHang 184. | READ MORE