EHang, an autonomous aerial vehicle (AAV) technology platform company, held the first official demonstration this afternoon with the companies leaders, state officials, and a handful of reporters up in Raleigh.
Governor Cooper ecstatically announced the achievement on Twitter this afternoon, saying; “First in flight — again! Today, North Carolina hosted @ehang for the first autonomous flying taxi demonstration in North America.”
Here’s a live video of the test flight which took place earlier today;
Within a couple of weeks, three companies have announced important steps in the quest for self-driving cars. Tesla launched a beta test of their autonomous technology. Waymo opens up its driverless taxi service to the public in Phoenix, Arizona. And Cruise is doing the same thing in San Francisco.