Dubai to Introduce Flying Drone Taxis by the End of July 2017. Nowadays we have been hearing a lot about companies coming in the flying business. Uber has also revealed that it is planning to develop flying cars at Uber Elevate.
Many companies are looking at the vivacity of aerial, autonomous taxis as a way to ease urban surfeit and transportation blues. But it seems that the city of Dubai could go beyond this. As it plans to deploy a passenger-carrying drone by July.
Dubai to Introduce Flying Drone Taxis by the End of July 2017
Uber, Airbus and others are thinking to first test the vehicles by transporting cargo then it will go for people. But this is not the case with Dubai, as Dubai’s Road & Transportation Agency lead while talking to Mashable at the World Government Summit in the city said that they’re going to start operating passenger service. They will be using the Ehang 184 autonomous quad-opener electric drone to transport people via air.
The Ehang 184 is a drone that can carry one passenger with a maximum weight of 220 pounds. It can carry a person for a distance of 31 miles on one charge and at a maximum speed of 100 mph.
It’s quite enough for short lading trips across a busy urban prospect. The drones will be remotely monitored by Dubai officials. Officials will pilot them from a centralized command center. They have already started testing the first autonomic aerial vehicle.
The Ehang 184 is a drone that can carry one passenger with a max weight of 220 pounds, for a distance of 31 miles on one charge and at a top speed of 100 mph
Dubai has always offered an opportunity for people looking to thrust the restraints of transportation technology. So lets see what will the experience be like and to what extent it will be successful.