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Here's what it's like flying in a plane with no pilot

Over the past 100 years, the technology inside airplanes has advanced in all sizes of planes, from jumbo jets to smaller Cessnas. Some see the next step to full automation as removing the pilot completely. Reliable Robotics and Xwing are two Bay Area start-ups working on doing just that. Rather than building new aircraft, both companies have retrofitted Cessna Grand Caravans. The planes can fly autonomously while a remote operator monitors the flight and can take control if needed.
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