Flying cars. An unfathomable notion that only exists in science fiction? Or a potential reality? Well, Chinese tech company Ehang claim the latter. Their new prototype flying ‘autonomous single-passenger drone‘ has just been unveiled and it could led to us all buzzing around the sky like George Jetson!
We’ve seen personal helicopters before, but nothing to this scale. But before you start screaming, ‘Take my money!’, you need to realize that – should the Ehang 184 make it into mass production, it’s not perfect. In fact, it can only actually manage 23 minutes on a single charge at the moment… But still – it’s pretty cool.
“It’s a fully autonomous flying machine,” says EHang’s Chief Financial Officer Shang Hsiao. “After we launch it at CES,” he says, “the goal is to do the commercialization within three to four months.” Which is pretty darn exciting, huh? That said, don’t get too excited – until you’re mega rich. These things are due to set you back at least $300,000.
See the Ehang 184 in action: