FV News: The first passenger drone

February 6, 2018 - GUANGZHOU, China

The first passenger drone made its debut on Tuesday, February 6, 2018 in the southern city of Guangzhou, China. EHANG, a global leader in unmanned aerial vehicle (UAV) technologies, has unveiled footage of the latest test flights of their self-flying passenger aircraft or Autonomous Aerial Vehicle (AAV). The EHANG 184 series is the world's first passenger drone capable of carrying a single person at up to 130 km/h and in force 7 typhoon conditions. These manned test flights are just the latest in a series of tests to ensure that the EHANG 184 AAV will be safe and ready for public use in the near future.

World's first passenger drone

Among the 40 or so passengers who helped in this crucial testing phase were WANG Dong, deputy mayor of Guangzhou, EHANG founder and CEO, Huazhi Hu (photo above), and cofounder & CMO, Derrick Xiong (below). «Performing manned test flights enables us to demonstrate the safety and stability of our vehicles», Huazhi Hu said. «What we're doing isn't an extreme sport, so the safety of each passenger always comes first. Now that we've successfully tested the EHANG 184, I'm really excited to see what the future holds for us in terms of air mobility».