GUANGZHOU, China - China’s EHang, a company focused on developing and deploying autonomous passenger and freight low-altitude vehicles, will build out its first operational network of air taxis and transports in Guangzhou. The company announced that the Chinese city would play host to its pilot location for a citywide deployment, reports Darrell Etherington for TechCrunch.com. Continue reading original article
The Intelligent Aerospace take:
Date Here-EHang isn't exactly starting small with its passenger and freight operations, as Guangzhou is pushing 15 million inhabitants, which dwarfs New York City's population of 8.6 million, give or take a few. EHang was given a monopoly by China's aviation authority to build out the build out the "flying taxi" pilot program in the country, including in Guangzhou, where the company will work with the local government to build the infrastructure needed for the ambitious project. EHang has demonstrated its AAV in China as well as in Vienna.
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