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originally posted by: neutronflux
I really don’t understand this need to over complicate the simplest of functions. To add layer after layer of automation and coding making the simplest troubleshooting impossible. Example, I just want a barebones pickup truck with a manual transmission. I don’t need a $60,000 rolling entertainment center where the radio goes out the brakes don’t work, or software patch after software patch is released to get the transmission to shift right.
Following steps recommended by Boeing didn’t save the Ethiopian flight
By Tripti LahiriApril 3, 2019
Black-box data showed the pilots did this, people familiar with the accident investigation findings, which are not yet public, told the Journal. Following the recommended process also means that autopilot can’t be used for the remainder of the flight, according to pilots familiar with the 737 Max system.
However, after turning off power to the flight system, the pilots couldn’t get the plane to climb. They then flipped the switches again to restore power to electrical controls. Just six minutes after taking off, the plane crashed in a field, killing all 157 people on board.
What is Volkswagen accused of?
It's been dubbed the "diesel dupe". In September, the Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) found that many VW cars being sold in America had a "defeat device" - or software - in diesel engines that could detect when they were being tested, changing the performance accordingly to improve results. The German car giant has since admitted cheating emissions tests in the US.
originally posted by: Zaphod58
Boeing expects to turn over the software update within two weeks. They've completed 96 test flights, totaling 159 hours to date.