I'm sure some of u guys have seen this- using old tech to finally put a person as a passenger in an autonomous aircraft- give opinions
Really dumb. People aren't buying into the "self-driving car" thing, so why would they hop into an AAV? A car is one thing; if the computer driving the thing has a brain fart the driver can take over, this thing has no flight controls. Even if it did, roughly 1/2 of 1% of the American population is a pilot of any stripes, so the other 99.5% would be useless in the event of an emergency. There's a reason the military isn't letting optionally-piloted aircraft run any sort of troop transport or combat missions, there's too much that could go wrong. And if you think computers are infallible, I offer this for your consideration
Here's more information because OP is withholding:
This is called EHang 184. It flies for twenty-something minutes, using (presumably) electric motors. Besides flying autonomously, it's also going to be constantly connected to a control center that would be able help if something goes wrong.
Any widespread use of this machine in first-world countries would have to wait for the innovations that are stalling the adoption of civil drones around the world - self-separation, automated air traffic control and a self-contained flying and navigation ability.
When all that is done, these guys might be able to fly that vehicle unmanned in civil airspace, and convince the regulators that it's good enough for meat flights. It's not impossible, but it would take a lot of time and work, including from regulators who are not known for being quick or easy about their work.
There's not going to be an Uber-like disruption scenario, where people start flying these things willy-nilly and damn the consequences, too much is at stake and governments will have no trouble enforcing a ban.
That's fear mongering and you should know it.
Human error causes the vast majority of car accidents. Even though today's cars are computerized enough to be susceptible to deadly bugs (ie that Honda model where the accelerator triggered itself and sent people to their deaths).
Even in aircraft, where you have a much higher standard for pilot training and selection, flight crew error causes the majority of accidents.
I doubt that thing´s actually able to fly with a passenger. Not with those tiny rotors/engines things. I mean, even the average e-bike got a bigger motor. Also no in-flight footage. Sketchy af.
Kinda reminds me of pic related.
Actually pretty good idea.
Yeah, I know the China-meme is being parroted as well, deservingly, but as a concept, it might work. And it is not that China wasnt producing a lot of aircraft parts for Boeing and Airbus...
I just hope that the battery life gets better, and they add an emergency chute, as well as protective cage around the rotors for the next iteration.
I think they'd be better off spending their time working on self-driving cars instead.
The problem with automated human-carrying aircraft is that,,,, there's no calling for such a thing. From anyone, anywhere. There's not even the slightest hint that any first-world country is the least bit interested in allowing such vehicles to be used. Who are they building it for?
Developing self-driving cars is a similar (but less complex) task, and there is already some legislative accommodations being made in the US and (western) Euroland.
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No it's not.
It's China trying to look smart and "innovative", when in reality it's shit that no one needs, and no one would care if it never happened.
Asia had one chance to refine existing tech and innovation from EUrope/US and Japan took it so long ago, kids today think Japan actually invented everything. Now the Chinese come along and give answers to questions nobody asked and we're supposed to nod and approve...
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