Manned Drone

Forget autonomous cars — if you really need to get somewhere in a hurry without bothering to pilot yourself, you need an Ehang Manned Drone. This autonomous aerial vehicle can carry you and a small bag short distances in comfort and safety. An all-electric, fully-redundant system ensures that if any of the four-armed craft's eight propellers stop working, it can still get you back down on the ground safely. It takes off and lands vertically, has a maximum height of over 1,500 feet, and can run for up to 23 minutes at 62 mph. It's cabin is built using a composite material with carbon fiber and epoxy, while other components are crafted from an aluminum alloy, and you control the entire thing via a touchscreen interface that's as simple as dropping a couple pins on Google Maps. It's currently in testing, but Ehang has every intention of bringing it to market, so we'll probably see one flying around long before we lay eyes upon an airborne DeLorean.

Source: Uncrate

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