Many people have hopped onto an aeroplane, but as you’re flying to your destination, do you ever think about the hard-hitting innovation and technology that has gotten us to this point in flight travel or what’s in store for the future?
As Wright Brothers Day on 17 December last year marked 115 years since the siblings took their first flight, let’s take a look at how far we’ve come in aviation technology.
Travel 4.5 times the speed of sound
We’ve all seen the movies and cartoons where futuristic planes and rocket ships fly super fast. Well, this could be a reality in the next decade or two as Boeing recently revealed a preliminary design for a hypersonic jet that could transport passengers across the Atlantic Ocean in just two hours.
Boeing and Aurora Flight Sciences are currently testing out pilotless flying in Dubai. The autonomous flights mean that aeroplanes will no longer need pilots to operate the flight path, which they reckon will be a huge savings cost.
Autonomy is the future of the sky ... and the road
The car industry can look to aviation technology for inspiration for the highly anticipated autonomous vehicles of our not-so-distant future. Aeroplanes are the leaders in automation and high levels of safety, and these two factors rely a lot on artificial intelligence (AI). In the automotive i...
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