Drones are everywhere, and they are used for everything from military and police surveillance, land surveying, movie making, delivering food and packages, and one day, some smart folks will figure out how to use them to carry people. Well, that day has come, obviously, because there is an amazing group of guys who actually succeeded in making a flying man-sized quad-copter drone that is safer than a helicopter; the Ehang 184, it sports eight propellers on each of the four arms.
The innovative Ehang 184 is born from an amazing story of a man’s dream to provide safe air travel. This amazing, autonomous low-altitude man-sized quad-copter drone is capable of carrying a person that weighs up to 260 pounds safely to their destination,
Just like a remote control drone, the Ehang 184 can be programmed via an on-board app to fly to a selected GPS location, and all the passenger needs to do is relax and enjoy the ride. The Ehang 184 is the next step in safe human flight and will be available for sale in first half of 2016, and will cost nearly $300,000, well worth the price for safe flying.
Source – LaughingSquid