Dubai announces passenger drone plans

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Dubai announces passenger drone plans Empty Dubai announces passenger drone plans

Post by Admin on Thu Feb 16, 2017 5:49 am

14 February 2017 From the section Technology 285 comments Share Media captionThe drone was first unveiled at the CES tech fair in 2016. A drone that can carry people will begin "regular operations" in Dubai from July, the head of the city's Roads and Transportation Agency has announced at the World Government Summit. The Chinese model eHang 184 has already had test flights, said Matt al-Tayer. The drone can carry one passenger weighing up to 100 kg (220 pounds) and has a 30 minute flight time. The passenger uses a touch screen to select a destination. There are no other controls inside the craft. It is "auto-piloted" by a command centre, according to a video released by the government agency.

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