Inside the touchscreen cockpit of the future

Aircraft sat-nav

This Digital Taxi service could be described as a sat-nav for aircraft.

Taxing round airports, particularly large ones such as Charles de Gaulle in Paris, can be particularly tricky as pilots often have to rely on signs to find their way.

Digital Taxi sends pilots an electronic message telling them where they need to go and which route to take. It then uses GPS and other data to plot the route on a map for pilots from their current position to their designated airport stand.

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Nick Heath is chief reporter for TechRepublic. He writes about the technology that IT decision makers need to know about, and the latest happenings in the European tech scene.

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