The dream of every drone manufacturers is to be able to make vehicles suitable for human transport. The Chinese company Ehang has succeeded: it is currently testing its model 184, which works fully automatic and can carry two people from a distance of about 40 to 50 kilometers. The first state that will give the authorization for using it will be Dubai, very interested in this project.
The Ehang 184 is a fully electric dron, piloted from the distance, so you do not need a driver in situ. It cab be ordered via a smartphone application, has a flight autonomy of about 30 minutes, which allows distances of up to 50 kilometers (31 miles).
The company guarantees excellent system security. If one set of power system are operfating abnormal, the vehicle can still operate a normal flight plan and ensure the safety of the passenger together with the vehicle. The aircraft will immediately land in the nearest possible area to ensure safety.
It is estimated that a flight in the taxi-dron can cost about 600 €; it is still expensive, but it is the beginning of what in the very near future could be a new transportation service, without retentions and jams.