6 Amazing Passenger Drone Projects Everyone Should Know About

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To get a flavour of how close we are to the reality of autonomous passenger drones, check out these 6 amazing projects:

Volocopter

To let the audience at CES 2018 know it’s serious, Intel, who is in partnership the German aviation company Volocopter (which is backed by Daimler), finished off its keynote address with the Volocopter VC200 flying across the stage—the first time the two-seater 18-rotor air taxi took flight in North America although it has had several test flights in Dubai. It can be operated by a pilot or on its own and runs completely on electricity. Currently it can fly for 30 minutes with a max range of 17 miles. Volocopter already has a permit to fly in Germany and hopes to be part of Dubai’s commercial pilot program in the early 2020s.

Ehang 184

Ehang184, the Autonomous Aerial Vehicle (AAV) from Ehang, is a one-person passenger drone that was expected to take flight in Dubai in July 2017 as a taxi. Even though that deadline was missed, the company’s CEO claims that its two-person drone will fly in 2018 pending approval by regulators. This drone was built with full redundancy in its systems, has 100% green technology and is powered by electricity only.

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Large cities with traffic congestion problems such as Los Angeles, Dallas-Fort Worth and Dubai have stepped forward and offered their cooperation to drone aviation innovators. They want to be the first to welcome and make passenger drone taxis a reality in their metropolises. Various companies are working towards viable passenger drones by addressing the mechanical, engineering, safety and regulatory challenges.

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To get a flavour of how close we are to the reality of autonomous passenger drones, check out these 6 amazing projects:

Volocopter

To let the audience at CES 2018 know it’s serious, Intel, who is in partnership the German aviation company Volocopter (which is backed by Daimler), finished off its keynote address with the Volocopter VC200 flying across the stage—the first time the two-seater 18-rotor air taxi took flight in North America although it has had several test flights in Dubai. It can be operated by a pilot or on its own and runs completely on electricity. Currently it can fly for 30 minutes with a max range of 17 miles. Volocopter already has a permit to fly in Germany and hopes to be part of Dubai’s commercial pilot program in the early 2020s.

Ehang 184

Ehang184, the Autonomous Aerial Vehicle (AAV) from Ehang, is a one-person passenger drone that was expected to take flight in Dubai in July 2017 as a taxi. Even though that deadline was missed, the company’s CEO claims that its two-person drone will fly in 2018 pending approval by regulators. This drone was built with full redundancy in its systems, has 100% green technology and is powered by electricity only.

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