Dubai is about to introduce passenger-carrying drones

EHang 184 (credit: ehang.com)

They’re already delivering drinks, providing security and filming your vacations, and now Dubai — where else — is about to pioneer the use of passenger-carrying drones.

Mattar al-Tayer, the head of Dubai’s Roads & Transportation Agency, just announced plans to have the EHang 184 — an egg shaped, eight-propeller craft — flying by July, reports AP.

The air-borne taxis will be able to carry one passenger weighing up 220 pounds along with a small suitcase, so travelers will have to pack light. A destination can be picked from a touch-screen pad located in front of the seat and the drone will fly there automatically at a typical speed of 62 miles per hour — although it’s top speed is reportedly 100 miles per hour.

With a battery allowing for a half-hour flight time and a range of up to 31 miles, the drones will be monitored remotely by a control room on the ground.

We just hope they don’t run into any falcons. [AP]

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