Wonderful! I would not hesitate to use it.
While car makers are pushing forward self-driving technologies, Austria in cooperation with China revealed the first European self-flying taxi that made its maiden test flight at a stadium in Vienna.
The aero-car, named EHang 216, implemented its first and successful take-off and landing at Vienna’s Generali Arena, home to Austria Wien football club. The slim aircraft, which is supplied with 16 propellers and weighs around 340 kilograms circled in the air for several minutes before landing safely.
The EHang 216, which is equipped with two passenger seats and can fly at up to 150 kilometers per hour for nearly half an hour, has been entirely tested and is ready for mass production, according to Derrick Xiong, co-founder of Chinese drone maker EHang.
The vehicle can reportedly lift 260 kilograms. A 17 kilowatt battery enables the EHang 216 to make a journey “comparable to an electric car in an urban environment.”