If the city of Dubai wasn’t already next-level enough, you’ll soon be able to fly over the capital of the Emirate of Dubai via drone, as this summer the world’s first passenger drone will be transporting individuals in the friendly skies, providing them with unmatched views Dubai’s otherworldly skyline.
The Ehang 184 is being recognized as the world’s first passenger drone, upon being recently announced by the head of Dubai’s Roads and Transportation Agency Mattar al-Tayer at the World Government Summit. Al-Tayer is ultimately planning to put the vehicle into operation this July, as it has already had its flying debut over the country’s Burj al-Arab skyscraper hotel.
The drone can in turn carry one passenger up to 100 kilograms and can stay airborne for 30 minutes on one charge. The passenger takes advantage of a touchscreen in order to select a destination, and the drone is then “auto-piloted” by a command center.
You won’t need to have any flying or piloting knowledge while in the air, as there is no override function on the Ehang 184. The drone is designed, however, to remain airborne and land in the nearest area possible even if one propeller goes out.
- Source: Dezeen