The EHang 184 pilotless passenger drone carries a single person and has been approved for testing this year in the US.
The Nevada Institute for Autonomous Systems (NIAS) and the Governor’s Office of Economic Development (GOED) have given the green light for the vehicle to take to the skies over the state, with an eye to full approval by the Federal Aviation Authority (FAA).
The Ehang 184 has eight rotors. It can carry a passenger for journeys of up to 23 minutes, reaching altitudes up to 11,500 feet and speeds up to 100kmph (63mph).
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