Dubai eyes launch of world's first driverless flying cars in July

Transport authority reveals successful trial of autonomous aerial vehicle capable of carrying a human

Dubai's Roads and Transport Authority (RTA), in collaboration with the Chinese EHANG Company, on Monday announced that it had carried out the first test run of an autonomous aerial vehicle (AAV) capable of carrying a human, a world first.

RTA said in a statement that it is set to start the operation of the AAV, named EHANG184 - effectively a driverless flying car - as early as July.

The statement said the EHANG184 vehicle is fitted with a touchscreen to the front of the passenger seat displaying a map of all destinations in the form of dots.

It has preset routes from which the rider chooses a destination. The vehicle will then start automatically, take off and cruise to the set destination before...Read more...