Pilotless Aircraft - A reality

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May have been a 16 seater but all the seat space was taken up with computer cabinets and racks of processing units, from the local TV reports I saw of inside the airplane it would have been a tight squash for any passengers. I am sure it will come in in time on your more budget airlines, but I am not sure I will ever be on-board.
 

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A lot of larger passenger airlines tend to carry that amount of comptuer equipment anyway, so re-jigging existing hardware and adding the stuff that these tests will eventually produce would probably not take up a lot of passenger space... :)

After all, you have to remember, the first ever electronic computers took up the space of a house (or more), and now you can get much more powerful examples in something as simple as a mobile phone... :)
 
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