This just came to my head, it is quite a pain for ground atc to manage their aircraft when they don’t even have proper radar!
You are probably thinking “You are nuts! We have ground radar! We can track planes on the ground!” But, you see, all that it has is the runways, making it hard for ATC, since they have to look out and see the taxiways, and then say, cleared for pushback/ taxi. Also, you can’t see where the terminals are on the map meaning that you could say to a plane “cleared for taxi” when there is a building in front of them.
My idea is to add taxiways and terminals to the airports in map view, making it easier for ground ATC to navigate planes and not have to look through the windows all the time. Also we would add taxiway names such as Charlie 1, A7 etc… but atc would only say “turn on c3 then onto d4 on expert. But instead of selecting the taxiways in the atc menu, they would drag their finger across the screen as if they were giving vectors. (Thanks @Aussie_Wombat!) Also, Runway Incursion Lights. At night, let’s say a plane is taking off. A plane is also taxing across the runway, to prevent a collision, on the taxiway, bright red lights would signal the crossing aircraft to stop. That would prevent a “collision.”We will go from this:
(Not my photo)
What do you think about this?