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Chinese Drone Maker EHang to Supply Dubai with Self-Flying Taxis

By Coco Feng
An EHong 184 drone is displayed at the World Government Summit 2017 at the Madinat Jumeirah resort in Dubai, United Arab Emirates, on Tuesday. Photo: IC
An EHong 184 drone is displayed at the World Government Summit 2017 at the Madinat Jumeirah resort in Dubai, United Arab Emirates, on Tuesday. Photo: IC

(Beijing) — Chinese drone maker EHang Inc. announced on Wednesday that it will supply passenger-carrying drones to Dubai, which is aiming to become in July the world’s first city to allow such vehicles.

Dubai, the largest city in the United Arab Emirates (UAE), plans to bring in the EHang 184 model. The drone is able to carry one person and a small suitcase with a combined weight of 117 kg and fly for half an hour, or 50 km, on a single charge at a peak altitude of 3.5 km, according to EHang’s website.

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