Chinese company introduces Ghost drone to U.S. market

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The past year has seen the drone business soar. Shenzhen-based DJI and Paris-based Parrot currently lead the industry, but many competitors are also set for lift-off. CCTV America’s Mark Niu reported this story from San Carlos, California.

China based company introduces Ghost Drone to US market

China based company introduces Ghost Drone to US market

The past year has seen the drone business soar. China-based DJI and Paris-based Parrot currently lead the industry, but many competitors are also set for lift-off.

Highlights:

  • Guangzhou, China-based Ehang has developed the Ghost Drone, which can be steered by tilting a mobile device, and brought it to America.
  • Simplicity helped Ehang raise $860,000 on crowdfunding site Indiegogo $ and ten million from both Chinese and international venture capitalists.
  • Co-founder Derrick Xiong says 90-percent of Ehang’s sales come from the U.S. and Europe because drone users have more space than in big Chinese cities.
  • In the U.S. the Federal Aviation Administration recently proposed rules that would require users to keep non-recreational drone flights within their visual line of sight at all times.