The electric passenger drone is developed by Chinese firm Ehang and is named the Ehang 184.

Goed's aerospace and defence specialist Tom Wilczek, said: "The State of Nevada, through NIAS, will help guide Ehang through the Federal Aviation Authority FAA regulatory process with the ultimate goal of achieving safe flight."

Ehang founder and chief executive Huazhi Hu said that the testing of the drone would be the first step in commercialisation of passenger drones and spur the autonomous aerial transportation industry.

Nevada has been emerging as the pilot test ground for advance transport solutions over the past five years.

Its passenger drone, which could be the first of its kind, is similar to Google's self-driving car capable of carrying passengers on road autonomously, The Guardian reported

Ehang's passenger drone can be directed to reach a destination by giving simple inputs, while the rest of the things like taking off and flying at altitudes will be managed by it automatically.

Wilczek said: "EHang's selection of Nevada to test its people-carrying drone marks a thrilling addition to the innovative companies testing throughout our state to advance the commercial drone industry.

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