The air traffic control tower of the future has no people—but it does have security concerns

The air traffic control tower of the future has no people—but it does have security concerns

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It’s such a weird thing to hear, it seems counter-intuitive: London City Airport is building a new air traffic control tower that will be completely digital and manned by a group of human controllers who will be over 100 miles away.

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High-definition video will be transmitted to the remote location, providing the human controllers with 360-degree video and live sound so that the controllers will feel like they’re still at the airport even though they’re far away. 

The big advantage here: the high-definition visuals, provided by over a dozen different “pan-tilt-zoom” cameras, will allow controllers to see things in finer details than they could with the naked eye with a 30X zoom, like spotting rogue drones that pose a danger. Read more…

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