The human factors of fully automatic flight

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It is argued that there is no such thing as fully automatic flight. Removal of the pilot does not remove human factors considerations in the design and operation of the machine. It is also essential to understand the nature of automation. Some problems in the implementation of automation and their role in causing accidents are described and potential ways in which they may be ameliorated are discussed.

Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)184-187
Number of pages4
JournalMeasurement and Control
Issue number6
Publication statusPublished - Jul 2003
Externally publishedYes

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Instrumentation


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