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The Morning After: Aircraft lands itself for the first time

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Welcome back to the Morning After. Over the weekend, our team tried out AMD's latest Radeon GPUs, Google tested out a global video play/pause button for Chrome and an airplane managed to land all by itself.


No airport assistance required.
Aircraft lands itself truly autonomously for the first time

Researchers at Technische Universität München have successfully tested a system that uses a combination of computer vision and GPS to have the aircraft land itself. The technology uses GPS to navigate but combines that with visible light and infrared cameras to spot the runway and obtain an accurate sense of its position, even when fog or rain hurts visibility. From there, the aircraft can calculate a glide path and touch down all on its own. Yes, many airliners can land automatically, but they don't really land autonomously -- the airport guides them in with a radio signal. This could help create true end-to-end autonomous flights in the future.


Sony added everything we'd want in truly wireless earbuds.

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They're a solid pair of mid-range GPUs.
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