Passenger Drones

Volocopter’s VoloDrone Electric Heavy Lift Aircraft

© Volocopter Volocopter’s VoloDrone Successfully Completes First Public Flight by DRONELIFE Staff Writer Ian M. Crosby Today at ITS Hamburg 2021, Volocopter’s electric heavy-lift VoloDrone completed its first public flight. Alongside international logistics leader DB Schenker, Volocopter, the urban air mobility (UAM) pioneer, showcased VoloDrone’s seamless integration into the logistics …

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Advanced Air Mobility Market: Air Taxis Passenger Drones

Ehang passenger drone A recent report by the Aerospace Industries Association (AIA) and global consulting firm Deloitte predicts that the US advanced air mobility market could reach $115B by 2035 and create 280,000 jobs – if it’s handled right. “Advanced Air Mobility: Can the U.S. Afford to Lose the Race?” …

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Passenger Drones Should Benefit the Disabled Community

Courtesy of EHang Urban air mobility (UAM) could provide a major benefit for the disabled community.  A new white paper from Aerobility and CIVATAglobal says the industry must be inclusive from the outset to realize that goal as passenger drones are introduced. While the concept of integrating air taxis, drone …

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GM Flying Car Demonstrated at CES 2021

GM has unveiled a Cadillac brand flying car.  The sleek and beautiful eVTOL passenger vehicle could be the car company’s concept of transportation’s next generation. Passenger drones, drone taxis, Automated Aerial Vehicles (AAV): as a few companies like Ehang, Volocopter and others move into test flight programs, large car manufacturers …

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China’s Government Works Towards Urban Air Mobility

China’s government is determined to lead the world in implementing urban air mobility, enabling companies like EHang to accelerate applications from emergency response to aerial sightseeing. “The General Office of the State Council of the PRC has recently issued a circular proposing to accelerate the strategic development of Urban Air …

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Air Taxis for Future Transport: EHang takes flight in Seoul

EHang Holdings Limited (Nasdaq: EH) announced its EHang 216 two-seater passenger-grade autonomous aerial vehicle (AAV) had completed its maiden flight in Korea. “It is Korea’s first time to launch a flight of an autonomous “air taxi” over a densely populated downtown area,” says a company press release.  The flight, which …

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Ambulance Drones: EHang Joins Ambular DRONELIFE

EHang Holdings has announced that it has been selected to join Ambular, an international project to design the ultimate emergency vehicles: ambulance drones.  “Supported by the International Civil Aviation Organization (“ICAO”), the project also seeks to inspire the global aviation community to unleash the potential of eVTOL (electric vertical takeoff and …

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New York Project Will Explore Delivery, Passenger Drones

Source: NUAIR A New York county is flying high after scoring almost $1 million from NASA to research delivery and passenger drones. The nation’s top aeronautic agency awarded Oneida County $897,000 to develop Advanced Air Mobility at the New York UAS Test Site (Griffiss International Airport). “The goal of the …

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