French.china.org.cn | Updated 11/27/2018
The Chinese company of drones-taxis and commercial planes Ehang signed a memorandum of understanding with local authorities Monday in Lyon, confirming its willingness to establish its first European research center in the French metropolis of Lyon.
The convenience of transportation, friendly relations with Chinese companies as well as the many high-quality human resources for the research explain Ehang's decision to settle in Lyon, Ehang's founder Hu Huazhi told Xinhua. after the signing ceremony.
Ehang also wants to make Lyon a city of tomorrow, "as described in science fiction novels," using his drone-taxis products, Hu said, adding that Lyon's European research center would also be an important showcase for this company in Europe.
The arrival of Ehang will certainly be favorable to job creation in Lyon, said the president of the metropolis, David Kimelfeld, adding that the arrival of the company was "a great pleasure" for him.
This facility is expected to create 50 jobs in 3 years, according to a statement released recently by city officials.
Established in 2014, Ehang is located in the Chinese city of Guangzhou. This company is a leader in the taxi drone industry because of its design product, the Ehang 184, a kind of autonomous air vehicle.
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