Airbus A350 Demonstrates Fully Autonomous Vision-Based Landing

Image-recognition software detected the runway boundary and guided the A350 to an autonomous landing.
Credit: Airbus
Airbus has completed the first fully automated vision-based taxi, takeoff and landing using an A350-1000. The closed-loop autonomous flight was conducted in April under the manufacturer’s Autonomous Taxi, Takeoff and Landing (ATTOL) technology demonstration project. “The biggest difficulty was...
Graham Warwick

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