Traffic Collision Avoidance System (TCAS)

In Infinite Flight we should have a TCAS system. This would make this flight sim a whole lot more realistic. Not only should we have the display, we should also have the warning sound effects if we come too close to another aircraft. Right now there are 3 tabs in IF (General, Map, and Systems). The developers should add another tab dedicated to TCAS. It should look something like this:
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Link to photo: https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Traffic_collision_avoidance_system#/media/File:Tcas_EU-Flysafe.jpg

Btw, there is a topic created about TCAS, but it is very vauge and unspecific. I wanted to create another one to go in depth about this topic:)

Don’t we kind of already have this, when you get close to an aircraft that aircraft changes color. We also have terrain warning

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True, but that’s not the real system. The developers should make it more realistic :)

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I like it also adding violation of going inside of other aircrafts and crash if you did that so I gave my vote to it

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We have this, just more descriptive, in a higher resolution, and easier to comprehend. Called the map. Aircraft colors change when too close.

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Oh my image this on TS… Beep Beep Boop

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But it’s kinda missing the “climb climb/ climb now!” for one aircraft and the “descend descend/descend now!” for the other…
*There are more warnings for TCAS, like “Traffic traffic”

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I think @epaga already covered that in his app, I’m not sure. Well, it isn’t available to everyone at the moment, so it would be a very welcome feature.

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Remember what happened last time some plane(s) used TCAS

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One followed TCAS
One didn’t

The tower was delayed about their positions so it was really hard to avoid it

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If both of the plane had listened to TCAS, then this collision wouldn’t happened. This collision happened because one plane listened to TCAS while the other one listened to the ATC. That’s the problem here.


Btw, I would love to see this feature. I would support anything that makes Infinite Flight better and more realistic

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A bit to graphic but good example.

TCAS is a real alert traffic system so why not have it in the game?

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We technically already have it on the map. Just as @Dhops said, as aircraft get closer to you, they turn to yellow, and then to red if nothing has been done to correct the problem.

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Really? I’ve never seen this, please someone show me a picture!

You have to see it. Whenever you start a flight, it’s there in the bottom left.

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Thanks, well check it now

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As you can see, I deliberately taxi’d up this guy’s rear and the planes did not change colour, as you can see it stayed blue…

That was because the Russian plane didn’t obey the TCAS system, but the DHL did. In fact, if both planes had followed the TCAS system, the collision would have never occurred.

In the air it changes color.

On the ground no system (that I know of) will prevent you from colliding with another aircraft, everything is warnings.

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