Internet Travel Monitor - Marketing, Research & TechSeventy percent of consumers say they are ready to fly in autonomous aircraft in their lifetime according to a comprehensive global consumer survey commissioned by ANSYS. ANSYS' new Global Autonomous Vehicle Study explores consumers' comfort levels and concerns with self-flying aircraft.
June 19, 2019
ANSYS Reveals 70% of Consumers Expect to Travel in an Autonomous Aircraft in Their Lifetime
ANSYS' Global Autonomous Vehicle Study highlights consumer attitudes toward autonomous aircraft
Aerospace manufacturers are under immense pressure to deliver the next era of air travel. Proving autonomous aircraft is safe and reliable is critical to securing public acceptance. ANSYS' integrated simulation capabilities address all key elements of autonomous planes, from sensors and software, to pilots' roles in-flight and environmental factors - enabling industry leaders to safely deliver groundbreaking innovations for the next generation of aircraft.
Through the survey, ANSYS measured consumer sentiment around the future of autonomous aircraft. Highlights of the survey include:
"Autonomous aircraft are likely to enter service over the next decade, targeting both intra-city and inter-city travel, primarily used in air freight and air taxi business models. Further automation in large commercial jets will be gradual, first starting with single pilot operations, followed by fully autonomous operations," said Priyanka Chimakurthi, senior research analyst at Frost & Sullivan. "Undoubtedly, automation will continue to transform air transport, as it has done over the past few decades. However, it will have to overcome numerous challenges, starting with passenger perception, practical constraints as well as battery and propulsion technologies."
"The findings of this research are encouraging for the entire aerospace industry - people are ready for a new era of air travel," said Eric Bantegnie, vice president and general manager, ANSYS systems business unit. "Digital safety solutions will play a major role for manufactures meeting customer demand. Building on our 20-year history of providing world-class certified embedded software critical for aircraft safety, ANSYS enables faster, more effective testing and validation - empowering industry leaders to bring autonomous aircraft to market faster and more safely."
Aerospace manufacturers must conduct comprehensive functional safety testing and analysis to validate every system and component of the plane. With ANSYS' simulation solutions, aerospace engineers can identify every type and source of failure through hundreds of millions of miles worth of simulated testing - enabling engineers to address potential problems at the earliest stage of the system architecture design and manufactures to accelerate time to market.
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