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Ride in a self-flying aircraft
« on: October 12, 2017, 04:45:54 AM »
Would you take a ride in one of these?   If it had no pilot controls?

https://www.nbcnews.com/mach/science/self-flying-planes-may-arrive-sooner-you-think-here-s-ncna809856
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Airbus is developing an autonomous air taxi dubbed Vahana. The tilt-wing, multi-propeller craft is designed to take off and land in tight spaces and able to fly about 50 miles before its batteries need recharging.

Vahana is intended for short urban hops — but what about long flights? How far away are we from a pilotless airliner?
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“What the industry is telling me is that they would like to remove one of the pilots fairly soon, and re-design the cockpit around a single pilot,” says Stephen Rice, a professor at Embry-Riddle Aeronautical University in Daytona Beach, Florida. That would involve at least a modest cockpit redesign, so that a single pilot is able to operate all of the controls. “There might also be a remote-control pilot on the ground, in case of emergencies, like a heart attack,” he adds. “This remote pilot could monitor many airplanes [at once].” But eventually “they would like to remove the last pilot.”

Just thinking, if a fully staffed Navy ship can crash into other vessels, and with the sky becoming a little more crowded with Drones - would this become a reality, an autonomous flying shuttle/plane?

How about a Train?   Why not, they have tracks to keep them going the right way.
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Re: Ride in a self-flying aircraft
« Reply #1 on: October 12, 2017, 04:56:48 AM »
My wife will not get into one even if there were 100 pilots.   :lol:
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Re: Ride in a self-flying aircraft
« Reply #2 on: October 12, 2017, 06:16:39 AM »
Would you take a ride in one of these?   If it had no pilot controls?

https://www.nbcnews.com/mach/science/self-flying-planes-may-arrive-sooner-you-think-here-s-ncna809856
Just thinking, if a fully staffed Navy ship can crash into other vessels, and with the sky becoming a little more crowded with Drones - would this become a reality, an autonomous flying shuttle/plane?

How about a Train?   Why not, they have tracks to keep them going the right way.
I have an autonomous drone when there is signal loss it flies on its own, rather well.
However, this is assuming it has a solid GPS link, the literal brain behind autonomous, without it, it's nothing more than a blind man lost in an area he's unfamiliar with.

In other words, if a country decided to attack us, their first strike will be on our reliance on satellite, add to that a few EMP, and this will be proof, there is just no replacing man in an emergency.
Self driving cars should have programmed in, a rule telling them to get off the road before shutting down, so as not to become a butt plug on our highway system in the event of an emergency, leaving it clear for those of us that were smart enough to not rely on pooters for our daily existence.
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Re: Ride in a self-flying aircraft
« Reply #3 on: October 12, 2017, 11:11:44 AM »
Give it ten years and it'll be the norm.

Boeing Lays Foundation for Drone Passenger Travel



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https://dronelife.com/2017/10/09/boeing-agreement-lays-foundation-for-drone-passenger-travel/
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Re: Ride in a self-flying aircraft
« Reply #4 on: October 13, 2017, 06:49:59 AM »
Que the Rod Sterling voice...

Imagine you're flying from LA to NY on a business trip.
You're flying alone.... completely alone.
Autonomous drones have replace the human element.
An unexpected solar event intersects your peaceful flight...

You've not entering the Twilight Zone ...


...iiiiieeeeeeee....OOOOHHH...SSSHHHIIIITTTT!!!!!!    :lol: :lol: :lol: :lol: :lol:
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