DQ: Would you feel comfortable if your pilot landed using augmented reality glasses?
In a recent article I read, NASA is developing augmented reality glasses for airline pilots. The glasses give the pilot a 3-D image of the runway in one eye. This image updates in real time and changes according to which way the pilot looks. In addition, it has voice controls corresponding to controls on the plane, so that the pilot doesn’t have to look down. This allows pilots to keep their attention on the runway, which the article states is where most crashes occur.
The biggest advantage of these glasses is that if the weather and visibility are bad, the pilot can use the glasses to navigate the runway because it shows everything in real time.
NASA is currently trying to get this headset on the marketplace for commercial airline pilots. My question is, Would you feel comfortable if the pilot of a plane you were on landed using the augmented reality glasses because he couldn’t see through the fog?
Gizmag article: http://www.gizmag.com/nasa-ar-headset/21854/