据不完全统计全球有70多家公司在开发“自动驾驶载人飞行器”，比如：英特尔与德国航空公司研发的Volocopter、空客（airbus）研发的CityAirbus、Uber开发的Uberair、Ehang自主研发的Ehang184/216等等，还有更多的公司正在研发其“载人飞行器”，如：日本电器公司（NEC）空中汽车，美国Lift Aircraft研发的Hexa，沃尔沃旗下飞行汽车创业公司Terrafugia开发的Transition，诺丁汉航空公司VRCO的飞行汽车叫做NeoxCraft ……
According to incomplete statistics, more than 70 companies around the world are developing “autopilot manned vehicles”, such as Volocopter developed by Intel and German Airlines, CityAirbus developed by Airbus, Uberair developed by Uber, and Ehang184 independently developed by Ehang. /216, etc., more companies are developing their "manned aircraft", such as: Japan Electric Corporation (NEC) aerial car, Hexa developed by Lift Aircraft of the United States, Transitionfu developed by Volvo's flying car startup Terrafugia, Nottingham The airline VRCO's flying car is called NeoxCraft...
Which is better for fuel-powered systems and pure electric power systems? It has always been the topic of discussion among the majority of riders; more "automated manned aircraft" companies have chosen pure electric power systems. For pure electric vehicles, for example, electric drive systems, power systems and auxiliary systems need to coordinate the operation of the car; Human aircraft may be relatively more complex and require a larger power source because the consumption of the lift is much higher than the smooth forward consumption. Therefore, lithium battery is the root of flight operation. Lithium battery has high energy density, small self-discharge, fast charge and discharge, multi-environment use, long service life and environmental protection. It is also the trend of the times. The lithium battery of electric vehicles has a long history, the number of sample collection and testing has been greatly guaranteed, and there will be a certain probability of battery problems; and whether the manned aircraft company has developed a professional lithium battery that adapts the aircraft. How many cycles have you tested? But I believe that with the increase and development of the battery market, this problem can be solved.
So is the "autopilot manned aircraft" safe? Can you go to heaven? It may be too early to discuss these, because these are not clearly commercialized, and more are only tested in multiple environments, and exhibitions. Low-altitude manned flight is indeed a direction that people are yearning for, but it has a long way to go and requires thousands or even more tests and more data to support it. To be foolproof, we look forward to sitting in the air in the future. "There may be no distant day."