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autopilot

[′ȯd·ō‚pī·lət]
(navigation)
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The NTSB blamed the driver's "inattention and overreliance on the car's advanced driver assistance system; the Tesla's 'Autopilot' design which permitted the driver to disengage from the driving task; and the driver's use of the system in ways inconsistent with guidance and warnings from Tesla," according to a press release.
30 July 2019 - Wisconsin, US-based technology company Honeywell (NYSE: HON) has acquired Florida, US-based TruTrak Flight Systems, a specialist in autopilots for experimental, light-sport and certified aircraft, the company said.
If you find yourself on a coupled approach below your personal hand-flying minimums and then something happens to the autopilot, will you be ready to immediately take over and fly with the precision needed to complete the approach to minimums or fly the missed?
We'd defined the project: Replace the autopilot and add FIS-B.
According to a preliminary report from the National Transportation Safety Board, the driver had turned on autopilot about 10 seconds before the March 1 crash.
Tesla said that soon after the crash it shared information with regulators about the Autopilot status, and said after the driver engaged the system he "immediately removed his hands from the wheel.
"Tesla Autopilot can identify the wet weather through image recognition technology, and then turn on the wipers if necessary," Tencent Keen Security Lab's description of the experiment reads.
In the Autopilot settings menu, a driver can press the Customize Navigate on Autopilot button which will now display three additional settings--Enable at Start of Every Trip, Require Lane Change Confirmation, and Lane Change Notification.
The company said, 'We think including Autopilot is very important because our data strongly indicates that the chance of an accident is much lower when Autopilot is enabled.
In one report, an airline captain said that immediately after putting the plane on autopilot, the co-pilot called out "Descending," followed by an audio cockpit warning, "Don't sink, don't sink!"
A Flybe flight plummeted 500ft in 18 seconds after an incorrect autopilot setting caused it to aim for the ground, an investigation has found.