The aviation industry could soon embrace autonomous piloting — if anyone wants to fly in a plane without the reassuring voice of a captain to calm them down at the first sign of turbulence.
Pilotless planes might come to an airstrip near you as soon as 2025, according to an extensive new UBS report. The Swiss bank took a deep dive into the potentially paradigm-shifting technology and came away with some exciting stats, along with one discouraging caveat.
The self-flying planes could save the aviation industry up to $35 billion annually and make flights safer and more efficient, but only 17 percent of the 8,000 people surveyed globally would be willing to fly in one. Read more…
from Mashable http://mashable.com/2017/08/07/pilotless-planes-report/
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