Take a Ride in This Passenger-Ready Drone
on 07 January 2016
At CES in Las Vegas, Chinese drone company Ehang unveiled a 500-lb quadcopter, called the Ehang 184, capable of transporting a human. The personal, pod-like drone employs four arms and eight propellers to transport a person (up to 220 lbs) at speeds reaching 62-miles-per-hour on a 23-minute trip. Navigation is controlled through an on-board app, which allows flyers to select their destination and then sit back and relax as the drone takes over. The Ehang 184 is not yet legal in many countries, but it’s expected to cost between $200,000 to $300,000 when it’s consumer-ready.