Chinese developers have experienced passenger air taxi
Representatives of the Chinese startup Ehang posted on the Internet video with a demonstration flight passenger quadrocopter Ehang 184. It is reported that the device has already made more than a thousand flights under different environmental conditions, with load and passengers without. The company intends to spend another series of tests, and then run Lata taxi as a service to Chinese cities.
Ehang representatives explained that more than a thousand flights of the aircraft is made only in the last few months, rising at the same time to a height of three hundred meters with a payload of 230 kilograms. The developers say that the machine is already flying at speeds up to 130 kilometers per hour and is able to cover a distance of 15 km in all weather conditions, including fog, heat and strong wind.
While the unit is able to transport up to two people, one of which controls the vehicle, but in the future, the developers are going to do without pilots, instructing all of its functions specially created for this program, which will own around obstacles, recognize objects and suitable for planting and take-off places. Later, about to launch a startup service passenger transport in large cities, and in the near future will have the possibility of his passenger quadrocopter on World Government Summit trade show in Dubai. The creation of large aircrafts company is not limited as long as preferring to make money on the production and sale of small aircrafts on the radio, designed for aerial photography and other entertainment.