Tagged With "automated screening"

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Coast-to-coast road trip...without a driver

PHeymont ·
Well, sort of without a driver. Delphi Automotive had a driver on board its highly-automated Audi S5, but only to a) satisfy local laws, and b) help out a bit less than 1% of the time as the Audi SQ5 which was chosen for its looks. Delphi added the...
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Re: TSA, American testing automated security screens

DrFumblefinger ·
This sounds like a nice idea. A modernization of a tedious process. Hope it works!
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TSA, American testing automated security screens

PHeymont ·
TSA and American Airlines are teaming up to try out high-tech automated security lanes to speed up getting through airports.
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Calgary's New International Terminal opens

PHeymont ·
Calgary International, Canada's 3rd-busiest airport, got even more international Monday, with the opening of its new International Terminal.
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Re: A day ago, driverless cars. Are you up for no-pilot jetliners?

DrFumblefinger ·
I wonder how they'll psychologically profile the robotic drone pilots? I don't think commercial aviation is ready for pilotless planes. Most of us like to know that there's a human in there who can take control if the robot malfunctions in some way. Perhaps in a generation, that will change as travelers who are more used to machines become the #1 travel demographic.
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Re: A day ago, driverless cars. Are you up for no-pilot jetliners?

PHeymont ·
Let me first confess that I still don't understand how these huge contraptions full of me and my fellow passengers can get off the ground and back down again. Every flight a miracle! But this discussion reminded me of an early 60s comedy routine in which the voice on the PA system says "Welcome to the world's first automated airplane. Nothing can go wrong go wrong go wrong..." I couldn't find it today, but I did find two hilarious routines featuring comments on airlines and air safety; I...
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Re: A day ago, driverless cars. Are you up for no-pilot jetliners?

PHeymont ·
Today's NY Times has an interesting Op Ed article on pilotless plane issues by Patrick Smith, who is both a writer on aviation and an active commercial pilot. He takes issue with the idea that the pilot is redundant, and points out that the studies that suggest pilots only work 3 or 7 minutes at the controls only refer to "hands on wheel" time, and do not take into account the amount of time the pilot spends setting and monitoring the instruments and communicating with ground sites. He also...
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A day ago, driverless cars. Are you up for no-pilot jetliners?

PHeymont ·
Will a robot replace the pilot on your next flight?   No, this isn't a late-day April Fools' gag. Both NASA and the Defense Advanced Research Projects Administration (they started the Internet, remember...) are working on technologies for...
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