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88 | AOPA PILOT October 2020

LEIGH CAULFIELD

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SO, WILL I BE REPLACED in the cockpit by a
black box or some Terminator-style robot?
Live under a sky full of aircraft flown by
collections of plastic and wire without a
human brain standing by in the right seat
or on the ground?
Spoiler alert: Not now, not ever.
Imagine you're a computer programmer who's decided to write a set of rules
(a program) for a machine that will drive
your car from Austin to College Station
on Texas Highway 21. Since you are a
top-notch programmer who never makes
mistakes, your plan is to ride in the back
seat and catch up on your sleep while the
computer does the driving. You've outfitted your car with the fastest computer ever
made and every possible sensor inside and

outside the vehicle. It's a little past midnight now and you're ready to go.
Now, Highway 21 is one of those fivelane roads with two lanes going in each
direction and a center lane for turning
left. Because of the rules that you've programmed, your computer knows that it's
OK to drive in the two right lanes, not OK
to drive in the two left lanes, and it's sometimes OK, under an additional set of rules,
to drive in the center lane.
A few miles this side of the town of Old
Dime Box (a real town), some highwaymen with bad intentions have arranged a
line of plastic traffic cones across the center lane and the two lanes on your side of
the highway. As your car approaches it
senses the obstacles in the lanes and slows
to a stop. The sensors report that there
are no cones in the two left lanes, but the
programmed rules says those lanes are a
no-go zone, so there you sit. Things soon
go from bad to worse when you notice a


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