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Picture yourself going home after work on an autonomous aeria
l vehicle – a combination of drone and small helicopter – rather than being stuck in traffic.上海夜网
That may soon become a reality as a Guangzhou-based company has announced it is
上海夜网品茶微信cooperating with the local government to build a low-altitude aviation transportation network for AAVs.
Generally used to transport goods, “the network will shuttle passengers in a safe, fast, environmentally friendly, cost-efficien
t and intelligent way,” said Hu Huazhi, founder and chairman of technology company Ehang.上海夜网
The company, in cooperation with the Guangzhou government, will open the service to the public in 2021.
上海夜网品茶微信”We will launch pilot routes above the city roads this year,” Hu said. According to Hu, th
e company has finished the development of an application to allow passengers to pre-order the flying service.
“Passengers are allowed to pick up the drones at a designated上海夜网
station downtown, with charges being almost the same as taking a taxi,” Hu said.
上海夜网品茶微信He said the company is working with the local government to build more landing stations in the city in the following years.
Ehang, based in Guangzhou, has selected the city as its pilo
t city for the establishment of a low-altitude aviation transportation network.上海夜网
As part of the pilot program, Ehang will help the local government set up a command-and-control center to ensure that m
ultiple AAVs flying simultaneously can remain safe yet efficient. It will also help the city build the basic infrastru上海夜网品茶微信
cture to support urban air mobility, including by designing safety rules and market entry thresholds.