Autonomous aerial vehicle (AAV) maker EHang Holdings announced that it has partnered with Guangzhou Development District Communications Investment Group (GDDCI) to jointly launch the 5G Intelligent Air Mobility Experience Centre at the Innovation Park in Huangpu District, Guangzhou, China.
This new Experience Centre is designed and developed as a new operation spot with all necessary infrastructure for EHang AAVs under the 100 Air Mobility Routes Initiative. As EHang’s global first urban air mobility pilot city, Guangzhou has taken the lead in investing in urban air mobility (UAM) infrastructure construction in the urban area to enable citizens to enjoy air mobility experience in the near future. Several operational flight routes have been planned and tested for passenger transportation, aerial sightseeing, aerial logistics, etc. in Guangzhou.
The 5G Intelligent Air Mobility Experience Centre covers an area of 2,000 square metres and is equipped with a rooftop take-off and landing vertiport as well as a hangar for power charging and maintenance. Powered by the 5G telecommunication networks, it relies on the EHang’s command-and-control system platform to enable trial operations for the EH216, Falcon B and other eVTOL models, for various UAM and smart city management applications. Furthermore, the 5G Intelligent Air Mobility Experience Center is integrated with an Automatic Guided Vehicle Parking Garage, which provides a convenient infrastructure for a seamless transfer experience in car travel and aerial trip in the future.
EHang and GDDCI have founded this joint venture for establishing the 5G Intelligent Air Mobility Experience Centre as well as local UAM route planning and AAV operations. With the UAM mapping across four central areas in Guangzhou’s Huangpu district, several operational flight routes have been planned and tested for passenger transportation, aerial sightseeing, aerial logistics, smart city management, etc.