The first test images of the drone Ehang 184, which can carry 4 propellers, were shared. With its high mobility, Ehang 184 can completely change the concept of ‘flying taxi’.
Chinese drone-maker Ehang introduced four drums, passenger-carrying drums, which will revolutionize the mobility of air vehicles at CES, held two years ago. It was said that the drone would have a much higher mobility than any other aircraft that would be controlled by the pilot, just like an airplane or helicopter.
Ehang finally began to show the fruits of his work. The company has released test images of the drone, which could carry Ehang 184 named passengers yesterday via official YouTube. Looking at the images, Ehang 184 may be the basis of personal air transport imaginable to happen in 2000 years.
Ehang 184 can reach as high as 300 meters from the ground. The drone, which has a load carrying capacity of 230 kilograms, can reach 130 kilometers per hour. It is stated that Ehang 184 is currently only 15 kilometers from its maximum range, but it can cover much longer distances in the future. With its range, cost and passenger capacity, Ehang 184 can completely change the urban transport.
The main point here is the high mobility of Ehang 184. Unlike helicopters and airplanes, the Ehang 184 provides full control of the pilot and does not require a special area for landing / departure. With the development of the vehicle design, Ehang 184 can give a completely different dimension to the concept of ‘flying taxi’.