Air International 2020-04
D.Unwin - Are You Ready For a Robot? /At the Controls/
By 1975 the Hawker-Siddeley Trident had been certified to autoland within CAT IIIB conditions.
Early autopilots were quite crude, but the technology advanced rapidly.
An image from onboard video showing the Airbus A350-1000 taking off without pilot input. A crew of two pilots and three engineers completed eight automated take-offs.
Airbus has recently completed a series of tests where an A350 successfully took off automatically using image recognition technology.
[Piper M600] Technology takeover? Autoland active is clearly shown on all three screens in this cockpit shot.