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Boeing 737 pilots battled confused safety system that plunged aircraft to their deaths – black box

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"We don't tolerate autopilot for trucks or chartered busses"

Trucks operate in much more confusing, constrained, and complex environments that are much harder to adequately observe with sensors.

Aircraft can be made to detect the ground, bad storms, and other aircraft quite well... and the atmosphere gives a lot more space for maneuvering, avoidance, and recovery from problems. And you don't have to worry about pedestrians popping out from behind objects.

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