Forget What You Know About Drones, Wait Till You See the Price Tag

Science & Tech, Technology

CES is known for showing off some pretty incredible pieces of technology. But no one, expected this drone to make it’s debut.

Ehang’s concept autonomous single-passenger drone, turned heads at CES this year with a gorgeous display. The $200,000 – $300,000 drone style helicopter will give the user a ride once a destination is selected on a special iPad app. The company will have a team monitoring the weather conditions, path, and landing areas in order to ensure a safe flight.

Yes you read that previous paragraph right, there are no onboard flight controls, it’s completely remote. It’s powered by a 14.4-kWh battery pack which takes about 4 hours to charge, and can keep the propellers running for about 23 minutes. So that holiday you wanted to take from Colorado to New York, probably won’t happen with this thing.

When not being used, the propellers fold it and it becomes the size of a small car that can be stored in a garage or shed.

Check out the Wired rundown for this piece of technological art here.

Are we ready for this to be our method of transportation?

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