EHang has successfully completed the first trial flights of its flagship two-seater 216 aerial autonomous vehicles (AAV) in Beijing, China.
The flights represents the first time a passenger-grade AAV has flown over the country’s capital city, which is a highly regulated airspace. Two units completed a total of five unmanned trial flights over the frozen Yanqi Lake, with air temperature reaching -14 degrees Celsius.
Throughout its testing schedule, EHang has conducted successful flights in extreme conditions such as hot deserts, heavy fog and typhoons. In a press release, it says it has completed more than 10,000 trial flights across 42 cities in eight countries.