Lonely Planet Writer

Chinese invention could enable human drone travel

A company based in Guangzhou in the south of China has unveiled an invention that may change travel forever: a single-passenger electric drone. The drone is powered by four small propellers and consists of a cabin that can carry one passenger.

The potential of flying drones seems to be endless.
The potential of flying drones seems to be endless. Image by Pete

Inside, the cabin is equipped with reading lights and a small baggage hold. The drone is able to travel for 23 minutes and up to 3.5km high and the company hopes it will provide an eco-friendly alternative for short-distance travel and commuting. Initial estimates say the drone will cost around US$200,000-US$300,000, although the legality of flying one has not yet been established on most places. Read more: traveldailymedia.com