What you need to know:
The EH216-S has 16 electric motors, it can reach a maximum speed of 130 km/h. It is classified as an unpiloted aerial vehicle for transporting passengers.
The future has reached us… A few yesterdays ago, the idea of flying taxis seemed very distant to us. Well, The first flights of a flying taxi are already being completed in China; with you: the EH216-S from Ehang.
Ohhhh yes, in China they already have a ready flying taxi for carry pilotless passengers over long distances at low altitude. The first flights of EH216-S They took place in the cities of Guangzhou and Hefei, and were a complete success.
The characteristics you need to know about the EH216-S flying taxi
He EH216-S It is a very small aircraft, but with great capacity. Formally it is called “EH216-S unmanned aerial vehicle system for passenger transport” (Uh la lá, Mr. French… we better continue calling him Flying Taxi).
It is an electric and autonomous vehicle. It has 16 electric motors, it can reach a maximum speed of 130 km/h and its recharge grants a autonomy of up to 30 km, according to information from La Vanguardia.
The flying taxi from the Chinese company Ehang It measures 6.05 meters long and 1.93 meters high.. It already has the certificate issued by the Civil Aviation Administration of China (CAAC) to operate, “the first of its kind worldwide for a state-of-the-art electric pilotless passenger transport vertical take-off and landing aircraft.”
Prior to his first commercial flights with passengershe flying taxi de Ehang carried out more than 40 thousand test flights.
The first commercial flights of the EH216-S flying taxi
The first commercial flights of the aircraft were successfully carried out in Jiulong Lake Park in Guangzhou and Luogang Central Park in Hefei on December 28.
“Several government officials and citizens joined the first group of passengers invited to travel on the EH216-S and experienced the magnificent scenery from a completely new perspective on the city’s iconic landmarks.”presume Ehang it’s a statement.
The short term goal is create routes to offer low-altitude tourist flights, but we cannot rule out that after that comes a public transportation system that leaves out the tourism side and focuses on transporting passengers to their jobs or any destination, don’t you think?