Air taxi
EHang 216
EHang is the world's leading company in the development of autonomous aircraft platforms (AAV). The most important focus is to create a safe, autonomous and environmentally friendly airborne vehicle that is accessible to everyone. As the forerunner of advanced AAV technology and commercial solutions in the global urban air logistics industry, EHang continues to research and develop aerial vehicles so that flying technology can benefit our lives in smart cities.
Outperforming traditional manned vehicles, the new concept can operate in three modes: full redundancy for flight safety, autopilot or control from an intelligent command and control centre. By following a pre-surveyed flight path and remaining under the control of a dispatcher, passengers can simply enjoy their flight. Communication with the dispatch system is via high-speed 4G/5G communication channels, allowing you to swiftly change your flight route if necessary. In case of emergencies, the system, equipped with intelligent sensors, makes a safe landing. The UAV does not require traditional airport infrastructure, meeting the requirements of mobility and flexibility of application.
The world's first electric, autonomous passenger aircraft, providing a safe, environmentally friendly and intelligent urban air taxi solution.
A fully redundant design of all major drone components, including control systems, sensors, power systems, batteries and their control systems. In the event of any malfunction, redundant components will immediately provide control and safety.
Structural safety
The EHang 216 has several flight control systems, each with several sensors. This design allows the entire system to receive the correct data and operate safely even in difficult conditions, including meteorological conditions.
System security

The integrated fault-tolerant system is capable of automatically assessing the performance of the drone in real time. In the event of any failure of key flight components or collision with other objects, such as birds, and causing certain damage, the fail-safe system will automatically assess the level of damage and determine whether to continue flying or land at nearby airports.
Flight safety
Transmission data in the EHang 216 with control and monitoring centre is encrypted, and each aircraft has its own independent key to avoid any malicious tampering.
Data and control channel security
Maximum altitude
220 kg
35 km
Maximum flight range
130 km/h
Maximum speed
In the event of an emergency, the command and control centre can intervene immediately and take appropriate measures, depending on the situation, to ensure the safety of passengers and aircraft.
Flying the EHang 216 requires neither pilot nor passenger piloting skills, simply select the destination airport on the flight deck and the EHang AAV will then fly a pre-defined flight path on its own.
EHang 216 flies on an inverted U-shaped path between airports thanks to its smart navigation system and precise GPS/GLONASS positioning. EHang and local aviation organisations will jointly plan flight routes to ensure reliable communications and flight paths to avoid any conflicts along the way.
Smart navigation
The computerised system enables vertical take-off and landing. Thus, the EHang 216 does not require the use of large areas or runways, which satisfies and simplifies the creation of the necessary urban infrastructure.
Precise landing
The control centre contains a set of intuitive AAV command and control systems that provide five basic functions for monitoring, dispatching, control, pre-alerting and aircraft cluster management. Through a high-speed communications network, the command and control centre can communicate and interact remotely with the onboard EHang AAV system in real time.
Control centre