Many are the companies that today are working on how to ensure that any type of vehicle can be governed by a complex artificial intelligence system capable of deciding at all times which maneuver would be the most appropriate to go anywhere we want. meanwhile, the safety of the rest of the road or terrain users is guaranteed at all times.
Airbus It has gone much further since, instead of betting on designing a much larger drone so that it can transport people, they have wanted to go the fast way, that is, modify a helicopter, a means of transport that already exists and is very tested by all kinds of people, to get the same can move completely autonomously.
Airbus has already started testing its autonomous helicopter prototype.
The most interesting thing about this project is not the simple fact that a company like Airbus has been interested in developing a system like this, but that they literally already have it ready. You have proof of what I say in that, according to a recent statement published by those responsible for the multinational itself, apparently, they have already been carried out, with <strong>success</strong>, The first tests to your autonomous system for helicopter flight.
Going into a little more detail, as it has transpired, apparently a helicopter has been used VSR700 that has managed to take off and land without the need for an experienced pilot to control it. However, it is also true that, during the tests, there was a human pilot in the cockpit of the machine to make sure that everything was fine.
Regarding the technical characteristics of the machine, we are talking about a helicopter with the capacity to carry up to 250 kilograms and with a flight autonomy of up to 10 hoursThis autonomy, of course, depends largely on the type of flight that is carried out.
Further information: Airbus