Garmin AUTOLAND, first step towards removing the pilots?!

Is the new Garmin Auto-land feature or Cirrus Safe-return system, the first step towards a permanent removal of the pilots all together? In this video I will explain and show you the features and requirements of this fantastic new system and I will also give you MY view of this.
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Aviation International News (Garmin Autoland)
Cirrus Aviation (Vision Jet auto land)
Piper Aircraft Inc (Piper M600 demo)

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  • awl too land ;)

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  • I want to know what problem this is solving. It appears to be solving the Hollywood problem of "what happens if the pilot, copilot, and anyone else who happens to be capable of flying this plane suddenly dies of a cause that doesn't also immediately kill the passengers?". As near as I can tell, that problem doesn't exist. Has there *ever* been a loss of life accident which this system would have prevented??

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    • Helios

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  • They need them in all women’s cars 😂

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  • Pilots out i am out

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  • this is an amazing equipment .. Suppose it also set the transponder on emergency freq as well .. from there to completely replace a pilot in an aircraft .... its a long way away ! so no danger there . in a case of life and death .. this is an amazing kit ... but if it comes to general use ... its a danger ! the question is where Garmin are going to stop ? I use the 2000 on a daily base ... that in it self does a hell of a lot ... maybe the 4000 will taxi , auto take off cruise , land and taxi to the terminal gates ... but removing pilots ..... we are very far away from it .. thats what I think .... for what its worth

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  • Sci Fi Is Cool But It's Not Gonna Happens There's More Than Just Flying And Pushing Buttons In Plane Only Pilot Can Explain That And I'm Definitely Not A Pilot

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  • AI is not what you think it is. For the most part it's a buzzword.

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  • What happens if the system gets hacked?

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  • Well, it will not remove both pilots but one may no longer be needed ;-)

    Piotr StanczakPiotr Stanczak18 dagar sedan
  • If the plane gets in trouble, the first thing is they will have to have is somebody on the ground to fly the thing via radio. If that doesn't work, they'll have an emergency sign that lights up that says, "If anybody knows how to fly, please go to the front of the airplane!"

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  • I have a similar but somewhat different answer to the question by approaching the concerns from another angle : 1) The aviation industry does things when a) it's profitable and b) remains profitable for an extended duration. Don't touch it if it works. If it doesn't work (not profitable), can we get rid of it ? (3/4 engines down to 2) 2) Who gives money to aviation (airliners, employees, chairman...), on a daily basis ? => Travellers/enterprises paying for your tickets, and freight. Meaning, if changes has to be made because it's more profitable, who would you try to convice ? Pilots ? NO ! CUSTOMMERS ! Then use whatever means to do so. Pilots have no power to decide whatsoever (unless ready to suicide their job and go public to let custommers know) 3) Serious incidents and deaths kill profitability. If that improves profit, DO IT if the outcome is neither of those. As long as there is not enough passengers boarding that automated plane, no automation whatsoever can replace even one pilot, just like no passenger as of today will board a 737-Max. However, passengers do get onboard the A380 and the 787 despite what the medias told us. Why ? Because noone died. This is exactly how you would make the whole thing happen : 1) Fit the technology inside some planes, make sure noone die (in the next 5 years). Use the less known area of general aviation. Brand it as an emergency device (we're here) 2) Work on people's mind : create and broadcast thousands of videos/medias including "the end of pilots" in the title. Same for "Artificial intelligence", "deepmind", "self learning"... Make sure graduated studends and researchers in universities are involved (Google anywhere ?) and showcase the best of AI in different areas : video games, smartphones, your car, your fridge... AI everywhere and you didn't even knew (we're already there aswell). 3) Be patient, the thing already works in military, territory security and monitoring operations, and some specific civilian activities like using drones to deliver or harvest. Let people know more about little by little. Use strong arguments like : if a simple smartphone is enough to fly safely drones on their own, what about a supercomputer with dozends of teras of datas of the entire planet onboard the plane..? We're almost there. 4) Someday, we'll get the first demonstrator on an actual airliner (with two human pilots on board), the "first airliner" taking off, climbing, cruising, descending, approaching and landing, all by itself, with NO passengers onboard. Use this to demonstrate the possibility of the thing (though it's already possible as of today in simulators, but not yet fitted on actual civilian aircraft) Advertise it as "in order to reduce pilots workload helping them focusing on flight safety and passengers comfort". This will take time, years, just don't do it at the wrong timing like the L1011. We are not there yet. 5) Use honesty/transparency the day you could take the gamble, with a handfull of passengers, after years of successfull flights on small freighters or unusually large drones (as of today standards), make sure you have two pilots ready to takeover on those flights. The industry doesn't care who (which airline) will do the first step, the more, the best, just do it. 6) By the time we start flying with such automations (with one or two pilots onboard), the other considerations has already greatly improved : planes fully communicating, not just TCAS, but entire flightplans, flight parameters (attitude, alerts, flight phase or transition), ATC fully aware of what the aircraft is doing, systems to detect and highlight flights deviating for what is expected... AND AIRCRAFT FLOWN FROM THE GROUND ! Cyber hackers you say ? Let's see... I personnaly think that concern is highly overrated (you're free to disagree) Then, everything will depend on the incidents occurences. Just like A380 cracks, if detected and handled early enough, you can prevent deaths, and without deaths, the casual passenger have nothing to say, he/she will board the damn plane. I'm just saying three things : 1) It will happen 2) But not tomorrow, not in the next 5 years, maybe in 10 or 20 years, or even more, depends on public acceptance of AI in their everyday life. 3) Today's pilots and those who will become ones in the next few months/years don't have to worry. However, KIDS dreaming to become a pilot SHOUD consider changing their mind, not only because of that automation project, but the fact that we start to starve on new emerging countries with new economic interests, meaning the aviation industry will hardly grow any more, and we are nearing the next oil crisis (the moment it strikes in the next 40 years... good luck) @MentourPilot, if you read this, I'm sorry to oversee the way things are going. For example the idea of showing how it's possible to land a plane as a passenger, and apparently easy to do, quite demystifies everything. You show the world, but the world doesn't see the other concerns, weather, stress/panic/uneasy environment/disorientation, errors and recovery, training, communication... For the industry, what matters is you or anyone else (because you're not one only one doing that) start to reassure the public, let them get the insights. You are not paid to do it, you do it because you want to help, and hopefully or unfortunately, you're helping the industry to convice custommers to have faith in the safety of the systems. And you're right, it's not a problem of safety, it's a problem of fears (of the unknown and the what if) I'm not asking you to change what you planned or what words will you use in future videos, I personnaly don't care if a computer will fully fly the plane, as a logic programmer, I know it's feasible and not that complex at all, yes, with thousands of flights in a given sector. @Computing science sceptics : The only issues are how quick the computer can profile a new type then fly it, and what is it allowed to do and not do. Endless loops ? That's a myth. Your internet navigator tells you if he's kind of stuck. Don't expect onboard logic with passengers (or multimillion military equipment) to fall in that trap. Ran out of datas because of faulty sensors ? As if AOA and pitot tubes were the only datas feeders. The priority as of today is not to teach AI to identify and quarantine corrupted datas, it's to warn humans and prompt them to take over. Why ? Because it's soooo easy to implement that ability in the AI's logic it's not even a concern. Ever heard about INS ? GPS ? The technology to cross compute realtime aircraft attitude and trajectory already exists, it's just not mandatory because we have human pilots onboard. No one said computers must use deep learning OR procedural logic. They can use both. Race conditions in decision making ? Patterns and overrides. Safety first. Can a computer do something not part of its logic ? NO AND KIND OF YES. No because it does only what he's capable of computing, but if it can compute trillions of patterns, even those hundreds of pilots never did in their entire lifetime, we can assume a computer would do things a pilot never attempted. It's just you (human) created a "thing" supposed to do a job (fly the plane) and it happens it is just damn good at what it is doing, including ditching it. Just don't expect it to avoid a meteor, even if a pilot could do that, you can't be sure just because there wasn't a pilot in the first place to prove it (and the industry can blame fate instead)

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  • This garmin system will be exact safe as tesla super-duper safe autopilot. Which is rubbish.

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  • i will get in a non piloted plane when i'm a cyborg that cant die

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  • Sounds like the voice in the train in Half-Life

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  • In my city, they send your groceries to your house in a car w NO driver..... . Buy my apple maps, and google maps as driving directions go...for my town, are again 50pct inaccurate.....might be linked to the mediocre cellular coverage I have..... In the long run: these things will work!!! I want a car that works like that....pilots.....maybe soon....once we start having all these younger generation flying....with their phones going off, or they complaining about long hours , or having a temper tantrum.....then yes.....I'd rather fly w the machine.... Currently I like my pilos!!! but HIGHLY dislike taxi car drivers....

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  • In perfect conditions a machine could replace a pilot....BUT we all know very well unknowns can always creep into a situation...sometimes very suddenly... There's a big difference between Human Intelligence and Artificial Intelligence...Nothing can replace hours of training and flying and the experience gained by spending time behind the stick....I'd be more comfortable knowing there's someone like Mentour Pilot in charge rather than a number crunching algorithm...

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  • I fly in rural Alaska on small commercial aircraft. Although I have confidence in these pilots, things can go wrong. It has happened, It would be a great thing if something could safely land the plane.

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  • I fly in rural Alaska on small commercial aircraft. Although I have confidence in these pilots, things can go wrong. It has happened, It would be a great thing if something could safely land the plane.

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  • I fly in rural Alaska on small commercial aircraft. Although I have confidence in these pilots, things can go wrong. It has happened, It would be a great thing if something could safely land the plane.

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  • I fly in rural Alaska on small commercial aircraft. Although I have confidence in these pilots, things can go wrong. It has happened, It would be a great thing if something could safely land the plane.

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  • The voice like Glados from the portal game

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  • Hi :) Hint for toppic: Where do airliner pilots mainly come from. How many come from ex-army pilots, how many are fresh guys from school. What are the differences around the world. From which countries most pilots come..

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  • Garmin reinvents what already exists, polishes it up with some proprietary stuff, then sells for 6x the cost to date (because people in that realm will put up with the price, and like shiny things). You can even get 100 buck software already, where GA pilots, certainly commercial, have had access to much of this return emergency stuff, autopiloting, EP checklists etc, for over a decade - some for 25+ years - its not new here - yet panders to the lately popular but weak ‘throw the answer in you lap so I need not do too much’. As fun as driverless cars, the peril of ‘no pilot’ won’t happen due to this repolishing of old stuff... walk in a pilot’s shoes to get a better perspective of reality on how this works. Like a calculator that emerged for Boomers who thought people would forget how to add, it’s a frequent repeat to drama over new things wound change or replace the human component. Properly used, this might instead supplement good flying - if used to supplement vice replace. Things still break, and this will too. I worry more that students in the cockpit obsess (it’s a cool little screen, almost like a cellphone ha) over such shiny bobbles that look outside, and fly. But hey, if it did, the FAA, NTSB, and insurance could then blame Garmin, heh. THAT litigatory cost is really what will prevent human removal... Now Sisyphus roles the pilot boulder up the hill once more... “OK, Gen Z” ...

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  • I recently read about this technology. Currently offered in two types of highly advanced airplanes, imagine the day a similar system can be integrated into a Cessna 172 or Piper Cherokee. I often wonder what GA aircraft will be like fifty years from now. The Jetsons perhaps ?

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  • One question: If the pilot(s) is incapacitated then passengers will also have no access to the cockpit as during the flight the door is shut locked and can only be opened from inside the cockpit ???

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  • Something like this might've saved Helios.

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  • Do you know if the system can deal with another in flight emergency? (Landing gear failure, engine problem, etc)

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  • Can you explain what's a problem with 737MAX?

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  • It's not the end but it surely is beginning of the end. It will take time, but this kind of technology will eventually make pilots obsolete. There are two main aspects of this. First is the actual safety. Autonomous cars are already outperforming humans, same applies to certain health care procedures and it won't be long before planes get there too. AI can already make pretty good decisions, especially in situations like emergencies where a lot of data needs to be processed and complicated calculation needs to be made. AI can consider elements that no human can under a pressure of having limited time and a very real death threat. And AI is improving far more rapidly than human brains. Second element is passenger's trust. Most people living today were born into the world where computers could only do very trivial stuff. Even my generation (and I'm 26) might be hesitant to board pilotless planes. But future generations will be born into a very different world, where automation is the norm and human operations will only be remembered by stories of how unsafe the world used to be back when we let humans drive and do other dangerous stuff. These people will have no issues boarding AI planes knowing they are far safer. Once we reach the point where plane can safely fly itself (and it won't be long from now), pilots will basically be there for a show. And eventually people will realise that, there will be a hard data proving it and we may even see accidents that could be prevented if pilot haven't intervened (one could even argue there already were accidents of that kind) and let AI do its job. And with generations not scared of computer-run systems, there will be fewer and fewer people willing to pay extra for having human on board who's far less efficient than the computer. It's a matter of when, not if.

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