An Autonomous Passenger Drone Seems Like a Terrible Idea

Dubai officials say they’ll have an autonomous drone taxi service up and running this year, but if they do, we’d suggest that you never ever use it

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At the World Government Summit in Dubai on Monday, the head of the city’s Roads & Transportation Agency announced that the Chinese-made EHang 184 single passenger drone will begin regular operations in July as an autonomous taxi service. Supervised over 4G from the ground, the drone would be able to autonomously fly a single slim passenger and one even slimmer piece of luggage across distances of up to 50

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