New drone unveiled that can carry humans

Jan. 7, 2016

The Ehang 184, which created quite a ruckus at CES, introduces people to the idea of drones as private transportation.

Kids of all ages remember the opening sequence of "The Jetsons" where George flies his personal spaceship to work. Well, this dream of solo flight might soon become a reality, thanks to the introduction of a new drone that can transport humans.

The Ehang 184, which created quite a ruckus at CES, introduces people to the idea of drones as private transportation. The device has eight propellers and is fully battery powered.

Does it sound too good to be true? Well, it might be. The drone is designed to only fly about 1,000 to 1,650 feet off the ground. Also, flying such a contraption would require tons of regulations, not to mention FAA requirements. And, with a price tag of $200,000 to $300,000, it's unlikely that the Ehang 184 will be replacing cars any time soon.

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Alexis Gajewski | Senior Content Strategist

Alexis Gajewski has over 15 years of experience in the maintenance, reliability, operations, and manufacturing space. She joined Plant Services in 2008 and works to bring readers the news, insight, and information they need to make the right decisions for their plants. Alexis also authors “The Lighter Side of Manufacturing,” a blog that highlights the fun and innovative advances in the industrial sector. 

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