31 Aug 2010
We often take for granted the fact that most of our cars have a built in GPS systems, and it is soo pervasive that even grandma knows how to use one. GPS gets us where we need to go, and it removes the most common road trip challenges: getting lost. So, we were a bit stumped when we came across this NY Times story about how American Airlines just NOW followed a satellite-based approach to Bradley International Airport near Hartford last week. According to the article, it was a momentous occasion, at least according to the pilot. Wouldn’t one assume that airlines would be using one of the most ubiquitous technologies available? Yes, rhetorical question. The reason for the delay is that the American air traffic infrastructure is so well established, and change is well, hard. Check out the full NY Times story here.