Garmin today announced that it received six CES® 2024 Innovation Awards, including a Vehicle Tech & Advanced Mobility Category honour, for its Autoland Autonomous Aircraft Landing System Retrofit. The annual awards program is owned and produced by the Consumer Technology Associations (CTA)®.
Susan Lyman, Garmin vice president, global consumer marketing said, “It’s an honour to be recognized for advancing innovation across so many of the markets we serve. At Garmin, it’s our mission to create products that fuel peoples’ passions—whether that’s training for their first 5K, hitting the gym after work, playing 18 holes, summiting a mountain, or flying their friends and family across the country. These awards are a testament to our commitment to design, produce and deliver superior products that are an essential part of our customers’ lives.”
Garmin Autoland – Autonomous Aircraft Landing System Retrofit
Garmin Autoland is the world’s first certified system of its kind with the ability to activate during an emergency situation to autonomously control and land an aircraft without human intervention. In the event of an emergency, such as pilot incapacitation, a passenger on board can activate Autoland to land the aircraft with a simple press of a dedicated button. Autoland can also activate automatically if the system determines it’s necessary. Once activated, the system immediately calculates a flight path to the most suitable airport and runway – while avoiding terrain and adverse weather – initiates an approach and automatically lands the aircraft. Previously available on select new production aircraft, this revolutionary technology is now offered as a retrofit solution.
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