Chinese drone maker EHang announced on Wednesday that it will supply passenger-carrying drones to Dubai, which is aiming to become in July the world’s first city to allow such vehicles, Caixin reports. Dubai, the largest city in the United Arab Emirates, plans to bring in the EHang 184 model. The drone is able to carry one person and a small suitcase with a combined weight of 117 kg and fly for half an hour, or 50 km, on a single charge at a peak altitude of 3.5 km, according to EHang’s website. Passengers need only choose the destination, and the vehicle will be piloted and monitored by a command center on the ground. EHang, a fast-growing drone maker set up only three years ago, unveiled the 184 model at the annual Consumer Electronics Show in Las Vegas last year.
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