The Ehang 184 was unveiled at CES and could soon be transporting people around the skies of Las Vegas.
“EHang Inc., a company headquartered in Guangzhou, China, is developing a drone capable of carrying passengers,” reports the Las Vegas Review Journal. “A passenger would enter a destination into the drone system’s accompanying smartphone app. The Nevada Institute for Autonomous Systems, a state nonprofit group sponsored by the Governor’s Office of Economic Development, will work to help EHang test and develop its system, officials said Monday.”
The trial is unlikely to be cheap – it’s estimated one vehicle will cost between £130,000 and £200,000. “It will be a first for the state of Nevada and for the United States,” said Ehang co-founder George Yan.
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