Dubai to have self-driven flying taxis by July this year

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The Ehang 184 is a drone that can carry one passenger with a maximum weight of 220 pounds. But this is not the case with Dubai, as Dubai's Road & Transportation Agency lead while talking to Mashable at the World Government Summit in the city said that they're going to start operating passenger service.

"I would like to see the drone flying for at least 1000 hours before I saw a human in it".

A drone that can carry people will begin "regular operations" in Dubai from July.

The design of the drone is like egg-shaped vehicle having four legs.

The PFV can fly vertically and is able to fly as high as11,000 feet. When the destination is touched, the drone will automatically fly to the location.

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The flight time of the drone has a limitation.

According to Associated Press, the Chinese-made EHang 184 has a top speed of 160 kph (100 mph), but authorities say it will be operated typically at 100 kph (62 mph). The flight will be monitored with the help of 4G wireless Internet. Passengers can buckle into the race-car style seat and select their destination on a touch screen pad.

The prototype, unveiled a year ago at the CES new technologies show in Las Vegas, began its test flights (see the video) in late 2016, but with no passengers on board. In May, authorities in Nevada announced they would partner with EHang to test the 184 to possibly be cleared by the US Federal Aviation Administration.

This language makes it clear that when the new Tesla limousine fleet finally does go fully autonomous, those using the service will have to do so utilizing the Tesla Network, laying the groundwork for invariable awkward relations with the Dubai Taxi Corporation.

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