- Associated Press - Thursday, June 9, 2016

LAS VEGAS (AP) - A company that manufactures passenger-carrying drones will be testing its system in Nevada.

The Las Vegas Review-Journal reports (https://bit.ly/1tdK9QY ) that EHang Inc., which is headquartered in Guangzhou, China, is partnering with the Nevada Institute for Autonomous Systems to test and develop the smartphone-directed drone service.

In EHang’s drones, passengers would enter a destination into the system’s accompanying app and then take off in the autonomous vehicle.

Institute officials announced the partnership Monday, saying EHang will initially just move a small crew to the state for testing. They say it is too early to say whether the company will eventually establish a more permanent presence in the state.

EHang expects to begin testing in Nevada later this year.

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Information from: Las Vegas Review-Journal, https://www.lvrj.com

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