FEATURED PASSENGER DRONES
6 Ehang184 (Ehong) 5 Hoversurf 4 .I.F.O. jetcapsule.com 3 ProjectZero 2. Volocopter 1 Airbus Pop Up
At the 2017 Paris Air Show a newcomer showed off its very credible, 2 seat flying car or as we like to call it, Passenger Drone…
The 1,100 kg Workhorse Surefly uses an electric quadcopter layout with two contra-rotating propellers on each corner and a range-extending petrol engine, giving it a range of 70 miles and a top speed of 70 mph. The gas engine can then be fueled quickly with petroleum for immediate onward flight.
Dubai’s Road & Transportation Agency plans to launch trips with the first fully-electric autonomous aerial vehicle drone starting late this summer. The Prime Minister of the UAE wants 25% of all passenger trips to be made in driver-less vehicles by 2030.
Hoversurf, comes from a Russian company that builds drones. They recently posted a video showing off its latest prototype: the Scorpion-3, a single-seat, electric-powered hoverbike that looks super awesome!
The manufacturers say they wanted to combine a motorcycle with quadcopter drone technology to create “an extreme sports instrument.” The electric-borne aircraft is intended for both “amateur and professional navigators,” Hoversurf says. Though don’t expect a motorcycle’s license or even a pilot’s license to authorize you to ride one of these things. The only thing that would, in my opinion, is a willingness to have your legs amputated in the name of extreme sports.
The hoverbike uses custom-built software to limit its range and velocity in order to assure a safe ride, the company says. We are wondering tho… Will they put a cage over those blades?
Designed by italian company jet capsule, the I.F.O or ‘identified flying object’ is a proposed two seater drone/copter vehicle. the chassis, composed of a main central capsule cockpit, measures two meters in diameter and is surrounded by a carbon fiber disk with an overall dimension of 4.70 meters.
The AgustaWestland Project Zero is a hybrid tiltrotor/fan-in-wing aircraft. It has been developed by AgustaWestland as a technology demonstrator, and is used to investigate all-electric propulsion and other advanced technologies. It is the world’s first electric tilt-rotor aircraft.
The e-volo VC200 Volocopter is a single-place experimental electric multi-rotor helicopter.
The e-volo VC-2 (or VC-200) is the second in a series of multi-rotor designs from the German company e-volo. The single-place, 16 motor, all-electric e-volo VC1 “Volocopter” was demonstrated on 21 October 2011.
During the 87th Geneva International Motor Show, Italdesign and Airbus world-premiered Pop.Up, the first modular, fully electric, zero emission concept vehicle system designed to relieve traffic congestion in crowded megacities. Pop.Up envisages a modular system for multi-modal transportation that makes full use of both ground and airspace.
6 Ehang184 (Ehong)
4 .I.F.O. jetcapsule.com
1 Airbus Pop Up