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20
Feb
2017

Dubai Targets July 2017 For Drone-Taxi Launch

Dubai has tested a Chinese prototype of a self-driving drone-taxi, with the aim of introducing the aerial vehicle in the emirate by July 2017.

The test of the one-man electric vehicle comes as the city state in the United Arab Emirates seeks to ensure a quarter of its means of transport are self-driving by 2030.

The EHang 184 can travel on a programmed course at 100 kilometres an hour (60 mph) at an altitude of 300 metres (1,000 feet).

A passenger simply needs to select a destination for the autonomous taxi to take off, fly the route and touch down in the chosen spot monitored by a ground control center.

The vehicle, made by Chinese drone manufacturer EHang, can recharge in 2 hours and make trips of up to 30 minutes. The quadcopter is powered by eight propellers. It has highly accurate sensors and can resist extreme temperatures; ideal as the emirate is known for its scorching summers!

16
Jan
2017

Social Media Revolution

Did You Know?

Britney Spears, Lady Gaga and Justin Bieber have more Twitter followers than the entire populations of Sweden, Israel, Greece, Chile and Australia… combined?

What if we told you that if Facebook was a country, it would be the third largest in the world? Or that someone signs up for a new account at LinkedIn every single second?

Would you be amazed to know that if Wikipedia was made into a book, it would be more than two million pages long and take 123 years to read?

Social media has revolutionised the world, but in and of itself it’s quickly established some incredible statistics.