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Passenger drone thwarted by light drizzle
« on: January 09, 2018, 11:16:10 AM »
A light "sprinkling" of rain was enough to force the postponement of a passenger drone's maiden flight.
It was meant to be a bold display of a transportation utopia. Instead, it rained - ever so slightly - and the whole thing was called off.

The SureFly passenger drone, due to make its maiden voyage on Monday, stayed grounded over safety concerns.

The mild drizzle in the cool Nevada air apparently proved too much for the craft touted, by the company at least, as the future of commuting.

The drone was given permission to fly by regulators just last week.

The two-person electric-diesel hybrid is said to have a range of 70 miles (113km) and it is intended that it will one day work autonomously.
Source:bbc news