An unusual form of transport caused a stormy discussion in social networks.
Company Passenger Drone tested its first passenger drone in Europe. He should become a competitor to the better known Ehang 184 and Volocopter.
Ehang 184 and Volocopter fight for the market of Dubai, who first agreed to test passenger drones or “flying taxi” in real urban environments.
Passenger the creators of the Drone said that currently they are testing the drone in Europe and made the first manned flight
The drone is built of composite carbon materials and has a total of 16 rotors, each of which is equipped with its own motor. He also has a joystick, if you want to steer manually, and two passenger seats.
“The flight time is 30 to 35 minutes at a speed of 30 to 35 knots (about 50 km/h), — said the representative Passenger Drone Peter Delko. Is a realistic figure. There are other VTOL projects that promise many hours of flight, but modern battery technology 32 km is the maximum”.
Delko says that his company will hold an official demonstration of the device at CES in January next year, as well as at other events in Europe and the United States.
The UAE experienced a flying taxi by the German company Volocopter. Double aircraft with 18 propellers rose to a height of 200 meters and stayed in the air for 5 minutes. Aboard the drone were not people, but
the future it plans to use for transporting passengers across Dubai.
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