Remote Controlled Passenger Drones Unveiled For Tourists In Bali

This is the moment a flight demo of a remote-controlled flying taxi took place in Bali.

The project aims to show tourists what is possible for approximately 50 pounds for a 30-minute flight.

They are made by Guangzhou EHang Intelligent Technology Co. Ltd is a company based in Guangzhou, China that develops and manufactures autonomous aerial vehicles (AAVs).

The autonomous aerial vehicle (AAV) EHang 216 completed its debut flight demonstration for aerial sightseeing in Bali, Indonesia, on 29th November 2021. (EHang/Newsflash)

The CEO of Prestige Corp, Rudy Salim, who is the local partner of the company EHang said the aerial vehicle is an “effective, affordable, and efficient solution for Indonesian air mobility”.

He added: “Prestige Aviation aspires to be the pioneer to provide smart city innovations with digital-based transport implementation.”

Rudy says the flying taxi can reach remote locations not easily accessed by land vehicles and therefore offers a solution for more comfortable travel.

The autonomous aerial vehicle (AAV) EHang 216 completed its debut flight demonstration for aerial sightseeing in Bali, Indonesia, on 29th November 2021. (EHang/Newsflash)

The battery-controlled vehicle will be controlled by a pilot on land using an internet connection, much like smaller drones.

Rudy assured that the vehicle is much safer than helicopters as it has 16 propellers and even if three of the propellers stopped working it would still be able to fly.

The company says they are waiting for the licenses to come through to be able to rent the aircraft in Indonesia.

VIP guests watch the autonomous aerial vehicle (AAV) EHang 216 which completed its debut flight demonstration for aerial sightseeing in Bali, Indonesia, on 29th November 2021. (EHang/Newsflash)

The estimated fare for a 30-minute flight will be around IDR1 million (52 GBP) per person.

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