After several years of development, the German company e-Volo realized their first test flight with a human garrison.
The idea to build up a machine like that was born already in 2010. Since then, the company has been working on developing a multicopter Volocopter VC200. It also took long to get the permissions needed. They were fully acquired just this year so there was no problem in testing it in real conditions.
E-Volo is hoping that multicopters will expand in the future and become an alternative to public transport. Volocopter VC200 is equipped with several electromotors and when one of them fails, the Volocopter stays fully controllable and can land safely.
We should mention that Volocopter VC200 isn’t one of its kind. The Chinese drone manufacturer Ehang has introduced a transport drone Ehang 184 at the CES 2016 exhibition.