At the moment we think of drones mostly as devices that are used to take photos or videos, or in some cases used to make deliveries. However in Dubai, you can soon expect drones to ferry people around as well. According to a report by AP, passenger drones will soon become a thing in Dubai where people can actually hop onto a drone and get fetched to their location.
These drones are supplied by Chinese company EHang, which you might have heard of before. In fact the company’s passenger drone has actually made its flying debut over Dubai’s Burj al-Arab skyscraper hotel, but we guess it will soon be put into operation where it will actually be used to ferry humans around in the sky, almost like a mini helicopter.
For those wondering about the drone’s capabilities, it will be capable of carrying a passenger weighing up to 100 kilograms, along with a small suitcase. The drone itself has a battery that allows it to fly for up to 30 minutes at a time and a range of 50 kilometers, so don’t expect it to get too far.
It will also have a top speed of 160 kmph, although authorities are saying they plan to limit it to 100 kmph, but either way considering that there isn’t any traffic and no obstacles in the sky, passengers should be able to reach their destination fairly quickly.
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