On the technological side, it’s in some ways easier to have autonomous planes than autonomous cars. There are fewer obstacles, so it’s less likely you’ll hit something. The downside is that there’s no stepping on the brake if there’s trouble ahead. Fortunately, we can teach a computer to build an algorithm:
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The agreement adds technologies such as multi-touch displays, avionics system controls, avionics software and the vehicle operating system, which are meant to simplify operation of the aircraft without sacrificing safety. The technology is intended to make the aircraft simpler to operate than a traditional airplane or helicopter.