Chinese Drone Maker Sets Up First European Research Center in France
Liao Shumin
DATE:  Nov 27 2018
/ SOURCE:  yicai

(Yicai Global) Nov. 27 -- Ehang, a Chinese company that makes unmanned aerial taxis and commercial drones, signed a framework agreement yesterday with authorities in Lyon, France to establish its first European research center there.

Ehang will be favorable for job creation in the in south-central French city, said David Kimelfeld, president of the Metropole of Lyon, Chinese state media Xinhua reported. The center will reportedly create 50 jobs over three years.

Guangzhou-based Ehang formed in 2014.  Fast Company Magazine rated it one of the world's most innovative companies in 2016, according to the firm's home page.

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