How cruise ships and airliners are getting smarter
Cruises, planes and helicopters are getting more sophisticated and smarter, but the air traffic controllers who manage them have yet to catch up.
The Air Traffic Controllers Association of America says cruise ships, planes, and helicopters should be equipped with sensors to allow them to detect more threats, including drones.
They want to use these capabilities to help them identify the dangers ahead.
But how would cruise ships be able to detect these threats and keep pilots from being hurt?
The answer, of course, is that the systems would be able detect them.
According to the association’s CEO, John Schmitt, the goal is to have systems that can detect the type of threat a ship is dealing with.
Cruise ships and planes would then be able communicate their location and radar and other systems could identify the ship and the aircraft they are flying.
The drones would then follow the ship as it flies through the air, helping them avoid danger.
The systems would also be able, via their radar and cameras, to detect the presence of drones and their associated radars and their range.
In addition, the systems could also detect objects or objects on the surface that could pose a threat.
So, cruise ships could be equipped to track and follow the drones.
If they were equipped with radar, it would tell them where the drones are, what they are doing, and if they are approaching.
They would be alerted if they were close to a threat, or if the drone was approaching.
This would enable them to act quickly to avoid being hit.
A cruise ship is flying in the Atlantic Ocean near Cape Canaveral, Florida, on October 25, 2018.
Source: Reuters photo by Mike Blake The technology would also allow cruise ships to avoid hitting each other, the association says.
The system would also keep the ships from getting too close to each other.
But, of more importance is the technology’s ability to detect threats.
“A cruise vessel’s radar would tell the ship if it is going to be hit, and the radar would warn the pilot that he is going too close for comfort,” Schmitt told ABC News.
That technology would be a key component in what the association calls a “cooperative maritime security force.”
It would be used by the cruise ships themselves, but also by commercial vessels.
Commercial vessels have the ability to communicate with each other via satellite and can also have sensors on board that would provide warning to pilots of potential threats.
The association has put forward proposals to the FAA and DHS, which oversee the air navigation system, for how the cruise industry would be protected from these threats.
A group of lawmakers from the House Transportation and Infrastructure Committee has proposed a bill to create a “Cooperative Maritime Security Force” within the FAA.
The group has proposed creating an agency that would be responsible for coordinating and developing maritime security initiatives with other agencies.
These proposals have been met with strong opposition from some members of Congress who say they would give too much power to the federal government.
However, the proposal has been met by some bipartisan support.
Schmitt says the FAA is working on a plan to implement a similar concept.
“We have to get it done,” he said.
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