|EHang 184 (Photo by Robclapp)|
These egg-shaped crafts “with four legs sticking out, each with two small propellers” could be on the beat as early as July 2017. Made in China, the EHang 184 drone “has a battery life that allows for 30 minutes of flying” within about a 30-mile range.
Not technologically inclined? Not to worry, the sole passenger (complete with “small bag” and together weighing under 220 pounds) would merely have to “add a destination on a touch screen in front of the passenger seat.”
Soon he or she will be plopped right down to that exact location. Sure beats a crowded bus or subway. According to George Yan, EHang’s co-founder, it’s even “10 times better” than a Ferrari.
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