It’s Time For Passenger Drones

It’s been a long time that drones have been un-manned. It’s time to make them “manned”

Dubai’s Road and Transport Agency announced plans to introduce passenger drone service in the country.

The agency is planning to use Chinese EHang-184 passenger drone, a single-seater all-electric AV.

The Ehang 184 drone, named after its ability to carry one passenger, the eight propellers, and its four arms, is an all-electric machine that generates 142 horsepower and can fly for about 30 miles on a single charge with a cruising speed of 62 mph.

The ‘taxi’ service will be functional in a relatively small area, and will be controlled remotely from a ground-based control centre. All that the passenger would have to do is to enter the drone, buckle up and set the destination on the touchscreen interface given on the dashboard.

Following its CES debut last year, the drone was tested in Nevada last year. Dubai Transportation agency claims that it has tested the drone for its performance in Dubai.

The service is expected to begin in July this year.