EHang

  • EHang 216

    EHang 216 Autonomous Aerial Vehicle
    EHang
    Guangzhou, China
    www.ehang.com/ehang184

    EHang is a dominant player in the quadcopter drone market. The company hopes to extend its unmanned electric VTOL technology to manned applications. The EHang 216 is based on the EHang 184, yet it has eight arms instead of four. This allows for the vehicle to be seat two passengers instead of just one.

    The EHang 216 Autonomous Aerial Vehicle (“AAV”) was first announced in February...

  • EHang Makes More 184s and 216s

    At the Future of Transportation conference in Cologne, Germany, on a panel chaired by VFS Executive Director Mike Hirschberg, Derrick Xiong, co-founder and chief marketing officer of EHang, provided new insights into the company’s Autonomous Aerial Vehicle.

    Xiong provided updates on the company’s development testing, and revealed that “30 to 40” of the EHang 184 AAVs have been built; the 184 is for one pilot, and has eight propellers on four arms. Xiong also noted that the new...

  • EHang Flight Test

    EHANG Doubles its 184

    In February 2018, EHANG — a major player in the quadcopter market — revealed a new version of its 184 eVTOL drone with two-seats and twice as many arms and propellers. The new version can carry a total payload of up to 620 lb (280 kg). The company had unveiled the original 184, whose name means “1 passenger, 8 propellers, 4 arms”, in January 2016 at the Consumer Electronics Show.

    In a video of the 184’s first public flights in Lianyungang city, China, EHANG said that the 40 or...

  • Aviation Comes to the Consumer at CES 2018

    Aviation Comes to the Consumer at CES 2018

    By Mike Hirschberg, AHS International Executive Director

    Vertiflite, March/April 2018

    The Consumer Technology Association’s CES 2018 (formerly known as the Consumer Electronics Show) took place Jan. 9–12, 2018, in Las Vegas, Nevada. Key themes at the largest technology exhibition in the world included the promise...

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    EHang in Dubai

    EHang in Dubai

    The Chinese drone company, EHang, revealed in July that its EHang 184 eVTOL conducted numerous tests for Dubai's Roads and Transport Authority (RTA), and that many passengers had been flown to date in China and Dubai. This was the first news that EHang had revealed about the flights since the beginning of the year — there has been speculation that the aircraft suffered a mishap of some kind. Testing in China and Dubai is continuing.

     

  • Ehang 184 flight test

    EHang 184

    EHang 184 Autonomous Aerial Vehicle
    EHang
    Guangzhou, China
    www.ehang.com/ehang184

    EHang is a dominant player in the quadcopter drone market. The company hopes to extend its unmanned electric VTOL technology to manned applications. The designation of its EHang 184 single-seat eVTOL means “1 passenger, 8 propellers, 4 arms.”

    The EHang 184 Autonomous Aerial Vehicle (“AAV”) was initiated by the founder and CEO, Mr. HU Huazhi; in late 2012, he started to design...

  • Uber

    The Demand for On-Demand Mobility

    The Demand for On-Demand Mobility

    By Richard Whittle

    Vertiflite, Jan-Feb 2017

    The hurdles are high and there is ample reason for skepticism, but tech entrepreneurs are pushing electric aircraft ideas that could lead to a new era for vertical takeoff and landing aircraft, aka VTOLs (pronounced VEE-talls). The latest...