Ehang 184 autonomous human-carrying drone CES 2016
A human-carrying drone is one of the transport innovations on display at the CES tech show in Las Vegas.
Chinese drone maker Ehang has a high-flying 500 lb. drone, which in theory would also be able to serve as an autonomous transportation vehicle for real humans.
Ehang 184 AAV is the safest, Eco-est and Smartest low altitude autonomous aerial vehicle, aiming on providing Medium-Short Distance communication and transportation solution.
The 184 AAV is designed with full redundancy – If one set of the power system are operating abnormal, the vehicle can still operate a normal flight plan and ensure the safety of the passenger together with the vehicle.
The 184 was designed to be a 100% with green technology, and is powered by electricity only.
Four arms and eight propellers offer great lifting power and safety. Even with one propeller malfunctions, it can still land in the nearest possible area safely.
The 184 AAV has embedded with Ehangen fail safe system. If any components malfunction or disconnect, the aircraft will immediately land in the nearest possible area to ensure safety.
The communication is encrypted and each AAV has its independent key.
Ehangen 184 AAV flies in a inverted U shape. It takes off and lands vertically,
point to point direct flight based on altitude and latitude of the origin and termination point.
Take Off/Landing points are landing targets pre-set with Ehangen Logo.
The landing camera will position the landing targets automatically and accurately.
It goes up to 11,000 feet, 62 miles per hour, and runs for about 23 minutes. Yours for only $200-300 thousand!
Would you take a ride?