We are increasingly informing you about successful tests in the lead role with flying taxis. Only two years ago they were abstract, but now all the major corporations in the world are joining the work on such inventions.
One of the most well-known companies that deal with the development of autonomous and fully electric air vehicles on a daily basis is the Chinese EHang. Its engineers have just conducted successful vehicle air tests in the United States.
It is American metropolises that need a real revolution in transport. Rapidly expanding cities and larger and larger traffic jams are not conducive to efficient travel, and this issue is crucial for many people, especially for representatives of the business world.
Sky taxis are intended to quickly, efficiently and cheaply transport people from airports to city centers. They are to do so in a quiet and safe way for both passengers and all persons on their routes. The Chinese company already has a lot of orders for its invention from several city authorities around the world.
The autonomous quadrocopter resembles a small helicopter, which is equipped with four engines. One person or 100 kilograms of cargo can be taken on board. According to its designers, 2-hour charging of EHang 216 batteries will provide a 23-minute flight at a speed of 100 km/h, at an altitude of 300-500 meters (maximum 3500 meters).
EHang wants to offer its first commercial flights with its vehicle called EHang 216 next year. Currently, the company has carried out a successful flight of a flying taxi in autonomous mode without passengers, and in a few months plans to do it with the crew. Undoubtedly, this will be a great step towards starting a new era in transport. Will this form of travel become popular? Everything points to that, but as it really is, everything will turn out over the next few years.