You read it here first. You will soon be hiring a drone, the same way you hire an Uber. I know that may sound ridiculous today, but that’s exactly what’s going to happen over the next few years. There will be one-seater drones that will be programmed to take you to destinations that you simply don’t want to drive to. Just remember, traffic conditions are getting worse in many cities around the United States.
Ehang, a Chinese drone manufacturer, actually showed off a prototype at CES that was the first autonomous drone for humans. The drone will be preset to take you to the destination you request. All you will have to do is press a button to take off.
The Ehang drone will be able to go up to 11,480 feet. Battery life is is only 23 minutes of flying time. Ehang is hoping to develop a longer lasting battery sometime this year.
The price to build one of the personal drones is slated to be around $200,000 to $300,000. That may turn out to be very affordable considering the business potential.
If you want to know more, read Engadget.