Researchers have developed an avionics system which can take visual and infrared data to determine where the runway is and then autonomously land the plane.
This is really amazing! Still basic but looks like it might be much safer than actual pilots!
Correct. At least they can reduce the crew to one pilot for monitoring purposes. We all know how new technology ended for Boeing
Hmmm needs a few years I'd hope but I like the idea.
Of course! At least small plane pilots can use it till then even if they have to hand fly closer to the runway
I thought auto pilot could already do that
In the better airliners, yes, it can.
It doesn't. Please read the article
Fair enough. That's pretty cool, sort of a parallel to autonomous cars.
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