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Autonomous Aerial Vehicles by Summer

by Michael Polzella

Driverless aerial vehicles capable of carrying actual people are set to be buzzing through the skies of Dubai as soon as summer this year! No, we’re not kidding.

The RTA, in collaboration with Chinese tech company Ehang, has completed the first test flight of the Ehang 184, Autonomous Aerial Vehicle (AAV).

There’s a touchscreen on which passengers can select their intended destination, after which the vehicle will start the automatic operation and whisk you away. A ground-based center will monitor each journey, which can last a maximum of 30 minutes. This may take nerves of steel first time round.

Ed Rowell, Mojo PR

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