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Passenger Drone Now In The US – Order like a Taxi!

Sunday, September 10th, 2017

Now who is ready for more state of the art technology? IT GURUS OF ATLANTA says the word is ready! When speaking of state of the art, we speak of the next level in technological advancements. Earlier this year we spoke about the new drones being pushed by Amazon that are being utilized to make their deliveries more efficient. Soon Amazon will be making deliveries to doorsteps of millions of homes in America once they have been approved by the government to do so. Now with even better drones being built by the hour, why not shape the way we travel while we are at it? Well a company in China is doing just that. The name of the company is called Ehang. Ehang has developed passenger drones which are capable of carrying passengers to and from locations the same way a drone would.


The prototype has been cleared for testing in the state of Nevada.  With the possibility of this passenger drone being sold commercially, this is a huge move for the company to get their product in the US.  Ehang’s drone is capable of carrying 1 passenger for 23 minutes in any direction the same way a drone would. The passenger drone is capable of traveling at altitudes of 11,500 feet and moving at 63 mph. The drone is completely electric and comprised of 8 propellers, 4 main arms which has upper and lower arms, can carry up to 264lbs, and has the same features of a conventional quadcopter.


Ehang partnered with the Nevada Institute for Autonomous Systems (NIAS) and the Governor’s Office of Economic Development (Goed) in order to get approval for the testing in Nevada. The goal of the company is to unleash the possibilities of aerial transportation on a commercial level. The vision of the company is for passengers to input their destination in the drone then allow the drone to complete the trip autonomously. These tests in Nevada are necessary in order for the FAA to approve the Ehang 184 for commercial use. Nevada has been noted as one of the forward-thinking states to allow the testing of autonomous vehicles on public roads such as the Google self-driving car.



The vehicle would not have any controls for the passenger to use. They would simply program their destination in their app, the vehicle would arrive to pick them up, and then take them to their destination. This would be done with very little interaction. As a backup, the company states that it would instill a remote-control center which would take over the vehicle in case any problems arise.


Being that this is cutting edge on the market, Ehang has matched the price with the demand by asking for $200,000 to $300,000 per vehicle. Even with the drone being tested currently, it still has hurdles to overcome such as being able to use the 4G wireless network in order to utilize the GPS, divert from potential hazards, and detect more efficient routes. The current concerns of the FAA is that there are no controls as well as safety concerns which the tests in Nevada will have to overcome.

With the growth of drone usage and autonomous vehicles taking over in companies such as Uber, Lyft, Google self-driving, and now the Ehang 184, it is clear that autonomous vehicles are here to stay. No longer are they a vision of the future or in sci-fi movies. The automation and sophistication of the future is now here in 2017.



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iPhone 10 Year Anniversary – iPhone 8 Expectations

Thursday, July 20th, 2017






With a whole 10 years since it was first introduced, the iPhone has catapulted into a category of its own and has surpassed the standards of even Steve Jobs himself. Originally the iPhone was depicted from the iPod, to make it more mobile and enhance features such as calling, multi-tasking, and the capability to play games and more, the iPhone is simply not just a gadget to be had, it is now an enhancement to a lifestyle.


The key features of the iPhone when it first came out were the ability to expand the screen by zooming into objects that other phones have encompassed. Music on demand and the storage capacity has since grown to proportions unthought of that makes this original device, one of the “must-haves” of this time. Surprisingly enough the first iPhone did not have 3G, or LTE, but was on a 2G network that compared to modern times is a slug in comparison to whats on the market today by cell phone giants. The original iPhone brought in numerous users into the At&t stores as this was the only carrier to have the iPhone. At&t stocks soared as a result and Steve Jobs was the helm of the one of the most massive changes to society with this new technology.

Apple has since made numerous enhancements since the time of Steve Job’s original introduction of the device by allowing breathtaking photos, increasing the built in capacity eliminating the need for storage cards, integrating cutting edge speeds of LTE, and an interface which is still an amazing experience. The iPhone was definitely ahead of its time by many accounts and to this day is still improving. The ability to go through multiple challenges, competition, and market changes show that the iPhone is a device which is not in decline, but in a constant incline with no level in sight.


Apple is a constantly evolving company which has flag shipped its iPhone to be its premier device that has changed the way how the technology uses mobile devices today. With this year celebrating their 10th year anniversary, Apple is gearing up to push a major change in their flag ship device. The whole world and especially avid Apple followers have been trolling through blogs and news in order to get a glimpse of what Apple has cooking up for their 10th year anniversary.

The iPhone 8 which is being dubbed as the best work that Apple has created is being kept tight-lipped as with all Apple products before the day of release. The release date for the iPhone 8 is September 2017 which is where Apple will reveal a line of phones to correspond with the iPhone 8. Big changes and major expectations is what looms over Apple as the world is prepared for this cutting piece of technology to be revealed. Many look forward to long lines and online ordering to be backed up for months as it was with the iPhone 7, but many have held on to their iPhone 5 and 6 to not use their precious upgrade with their carrier until this 10th year edition.






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