EHang‘s autonomous passenger drone 184 caused a stir at CES in early 2016. In preparation for this year’s CES, the Chinese drone maker released some new updates about what it claims to be the world’s first autonomous helicopter drone.

In a video from the company, the eight-rotor aircraft completes a series of tests, from taking-off and landing, to hovering, maneuvering, altitude recovery, and vertical climbing. According to a company statement, they are now testing autonomous flight test under 4G network while carrying a load.

Different from its debut at CES, where EHang remains quite secretive about the technical specifications of the aircraft, the Chinese drone maker has released some information about its hardware and software, as well as how the product has evolved over the year.

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Emma Lee

Emma Lee is Shanghai-based tech writer, covering startups and tech happenings in China and Asia in general. We are looking for stories related to tech and China. Reach her at lixin@technode.com.