Boeing wants to take Pilots out of the cockpit. Fully autonomous plane on the way ? (Sofiane’s Editorial)

When Tesla introduced the self-driving mode in its line of cars, they called it “Autopilot”.  The “Autopilot” is term that is quite frequent in the aviation and it has been used in that field ever since. But the American manufacturer  is going even further, this time, Boeing wants to replace the pilot skills and makes its line of airplanes fully autonomous.

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Well, the technology is not yet ready for the primetime as Boeing is holding a briefing ahead of Paris Airshow to details its plan for the fully autonomous cruising plane for the cockpit free run entirely by computers. Existing autopilot technology will handle the taxing and take off process. And Boeing’s goal is to get the technology up to the strict aviation safety standards.

It is said that Boeing will go through a battery of simulations this summer with hopes of taking its tech to a real-life planes as early as next year.

However, what keep the manufacturer’s fear in check is pilot error is one of the leading causes of modern plane crashes. And Boeing knows its technology needs to be bulletproof for people to buy it.

Sofiane MEROUANI

Author: Sofiane Madani Merouani

Up in the air. Pop Corn Lover and a Dreamer - Avid Reader, Writer and Retro Gaming Collector.

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