Asia-Pacific

World's first passenger drone makes maiden public flight

The world's first passenger drone named EHang 184 made its first public flight on Tuesday in south China's Guangzhou City, Guangdong Province.

The electrically powered Ehang 184 can carry a single passenger weighing up to 100 kg for a 23-minute flight at sea level at a speed of 100 km per hour, the company said.

The newly developed device requires passengers to fasten their seat belts as the automated flight system then takes over.

The drone is said to be able to withstand moderate gales with winds of up to 50 km per hour and has been tested over 1,000 times.

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