When I heard about this innovative drone as the safest, smartest, eco-friendly low-altitude autonomous aerial vehicle — I was first curious about how much human weight can it really carry; after all, the EHang 184 is already about 440 pounds.
Then many questions followed.
How high can it actually fly? What if there’s a system failure, or say a breakdown in even one of the rotors? If it doesn’t rotate, or is hit by a bird or something? What if there’s sudden winds — hey, the passenger doesn’t even have any in-flight control!
Wow, doesn’t make sense. Just doesn’t make a passenger ‘feel’ safe..
Hmm… Looks real cool though. But the blades need protection and the passenger needs to be given some control, otherwise, this could just be a beautiful concept of 23 minutes in the air.
Well, at least it’s a good start by Chinese UAV company EHang.