Friday, October 23, 2009
What About Otto ?
Humans make mistakes. They get distracted. They fall asleep. What I want to know about is the autopilot. What happened with that when the pilots overshot Minneapolis ?
Pilots should have had warning of airport approach
I don’t know the logic used in programming the autopilot so I’m just thinking out loud. The plane is programmed to go to MSP. The plane reaches MSP -- still at FL370 -- and....does what ? Keeps going on the same heading ? Circles ? Beeps loudly ? Disconnects ? What ????
I guess we’ll find out sooner or later.
What was I saying earlier this week ? ”Be wary of your automation. “ What was the blog about ? ””The first group had higher situation awareness far beyond those who had higher levels of automation,” she said.”
That is all.
October 23, 2009