What it is: An autonomous personal helicopter
Release date: TBA
This jacked-up drone is essentially a pilotless helicopter, designed to carry actual people from place to place, autonomously. The Chinese drone company behind it claims that passengers will simply step in, input a destination (up to 10 miles away), and sit back while the 1,100lb quadcopter whisks them up, automatically avoiding any obstacles it may encounter along the way. Understandably, experts are a bit skeptical about its consumer viability (and frankly, its safety), but we’re praying they figure this out because this thing is cool as hell.
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