Dubai’s Roads and Transport Authority (RTA) have announced that they will have driverless flying cars – drones capable of carrying humans – flying within months.
The Ehang 184, an autonomous aerial vehicle (AAV) capable of carrying a human that has been developed with Chinese firm Ehang, was unveiled at the World Government Summit in Dubai.
The drones have a touch screen with pre-set destinations and routes that can be selected by a passenger. Journey’s are monitored from a control centre on the ground.
The National reports that Mattar Al Tayer, the director general and chairman of the RTA said, “The AAV exhibited at the summit is not just a model; it is a real version that we have already experimented the vehicle in a flight in Dubai sky. The RTA is making every effort to start the operation of the AAV in July 2017.”
The drones for part of the RTA’s strategy to create self-driving transport as part of a strategy to transform 25 per cent of individual journeys and integrate with public transport.