This independent human travel solution can bring a disruptive change to the future intelligent transportation in cities
In January 2016, EHANG globally launched EHang 184. The world’s first 100 percent electric powered personal Autonomous Aerial Vehicle (AAV) needs no fossil fuels. If renewables are used to charge the battery, passengers can fly the drone completely environmentally friendly. This safe, green and smart autonomous aerial vehicle makes short-to-medium distances much more exciting. There is no pilot license needed to fly oneself through the air simply by entering a destination into the EHANG smartphone app. This independent human travel solution can bring a disruptive change to the future intelligent transportation.
Command centre can prohibit the take off during thunderstorms and other extreme weather conditions
The foldable EHang 184 takes off and lands vertically. It is much more convenient compared to a common helicopter, aircraft, paraglider or a balloon. Mass-adoption of the 184 has the potential to streamline congested traffic and dramatically reduce the kinds of accidents associated with any human-operated vehicle. EHang 184 automatically navigates passenger from point A to point B with its multiple independent flight control systems.
As a precaution, the command centre can prohibit the take off during thunderstorms and other extreme weather conditions. Multiple backups are already in place to seamlessly take over in case of the unlikely event that a component fails. Several sensors provide a constant stream of real-time data. Furthermore, every communication system is encrypted and each drone comes with an independent key.
EHang 184 has a weight of about 200 kilogrammes (440 pounds), is 1.5 meters tall and powered by eight motors. They bring EHang 184 up to an altitude of 3.500 metres. The load capacity of 100 kilogrammes (220 pounds) is enough to transport an adult passenger for a 23 minutes’ flight at sea level at a medium speed of 100 km/h.
The single passenger cabin with its four arms and eight propellers on the bottom occupies, when folded, the same space like a parking car. The EHang cabin with it tablet console, built-in air conditioner and 4G Wi-Fi Internet provides passengers with comfortable and enjoyable riding experiences.
“It’s been a lifetime goal of mine to make flight faster, easier and more convenient than ever. The 184 provides a viable solution to the many challenges the transportation industry faces in a safe and energy efficient way,” said Eang CEO Huazhi Hu. “I truly believe that EHang will make a global impact across dozens of industries beyond personal travel. The 184 is evocative of a future we’ve always dreamed of and is primed to alter the very fundamentals of the way we get around.”
It is possible to buy it in a few months for a price between 200,000 and 300,000 US-Dollar.
About EHang, Inc.
EHang, Inc. is founded in April 2014 and located in Guangzhou (China). It is a technology innovation oriented company specialising in R&D, production and sales of intelligent unmanned aerial vehicles. In addition to EHang 184, they are offering smaller drones, called GHOSTDRONE. With their slogan “Make Everyone Enjoy Flying” bring they joy of flying to the masses.