Drones battling pandemic over Pearl River
Since the beginning of the recent coronavirus resurgence in China’s Guangdong Province, Ehang Holdings has stepped up as a first-responder and leveraged its autonomous aerial vehicle (AAV) technology by dispatching a flight operations team and multiple AAVs for Covid-19 relief and control efforts in Guangzhou City.
Starting from 4 June, Ehang has deployed several AAV types for epidemic prevention and control efforts. With the technical advantages of autonomous flight as well as capabilities for rapid response and cluster management, the AAVs built emergency air transportation routes across the Pearl River.
Tasks covered aerial logistics, transporting necessary daily household supplies to residents in the quarantine zones and implementing urban air mobility systems in emergency transportation scenarios. (ah)