Yep, you heard me.
Looks like Airbus is going to be even more computer-based than ever! Airbus has successfully concluded it’s two year ATTOL program (Autonomous, Taxing, Take-Off, & Landing) operated with the A350-1000 XWB.
The aircraft can successfully Taxi, Takeoff & Land all by it’s self… It’s done by using a On-board Vision-based Recognition system by the use of cameras & sensors, and it doesn’t include the use of external infrastructures like for example, ILS.
Seems like this can have a possibility of taking-off (pun intended). Though, it will really change the meaning of being a “Pilot”. This will automatically mean that Pilots won’t be in-control with their aircraft like before… They’ll just be ‘monitoring’ the aircraft while at flight. If this actually becomes reality I think there won’t be as many people who want to be on an aircraft…
This video was published in the 17th of Jan of 2020 by Airbus
Photo and some info was found here^