Drones Set to Be Tested with Passengers on Board in 2018


This year, test flights for the first British passenger drone are set to start.

For the first time, Autonomous Flight Y6S of Martin Warner will carry people in spring of this year having only so far completed flights without passengers on board it.

If the flights are said to be successful, it could set the way for two-person drones to fly over London in the near future, going between Heathrow and Charing Cross in only 12 minutes.

Warner informed Sky News that enthusiasts might be able to buy the passenger drone for about £20,000.

Meanwhile, PwC, the Big Four accounting company has also made further moves in order to get in on the drone game.

The firm has put a drones team from the United Kingdom in place, with the intention of offering clients real-time data, keeping tabs on the equipment and landscape which might require maintenance.

12 clients are said to have already signed up, giving information in the fields of real estate and infrastructure.

The increase of drones for urban uses has boosted the possibility that they could aid the emergency services or deliver the parcels.

However, some are still concerned that the generation of the technology is generating safety hazards, most especially to aircrafts. The government has pledged to introduce new rules on drones.