Germanwings: How Automatic Ground Collision Avoidance Systems Could Save Lives

Credit: Tony Osborne/AW&ST

The technology exists to physically take command away from a pilot to save an aircraft from imminent collision with the ground and is in operation with the U.S. Air Force. Developed by NASA, the Air Force and Lockheed Martin, the Automatic Ground Collision Avoidance System (Auto-GCAS), entered...

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