New artificial intelligence system to assess images and track aircraft
London Heathrow airport has announced that it will be building a £2.5m ($3.2m) “digital tower laboratory” to help air traffic controllers land more planes. The new lab will be part of the airport’s planned £17bn ($22bn) expansion.
The tower lab will utilize 20 ultra-high definition 4K cameras, along with artificial intelligence [“AI”] technology, to help flight controllers navigate planes to runways during times of low visibility. The most common cause of flight delays and disruptions are low visibility caused by bad weather conditions which end up leaving controllers reliant on less efficient radar systems. [read more]
Source: Innovation Enterprise