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Traffic taxiing through each other and going haywire?


neil0311
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So I decided to take a nice Alpine flight from LOWI. I saw jets taxiing through each other and doing what looked to be weird things. I have not added or removed any AFCAD files for LOWI. The one I use came with MT2006 and is attached. Any thoughts?

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LOWI.zip

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Yes, that is what FS9 does.

FS8 was rather strict in this. It made a circle around each aircraft with its parking radius, and as soon as these touched, one of the aircrafts got stopped. It turned out, that in many cases both had to be stopped, leading to giant jams of taxi AI - it was impossible to make airports that did not have such blockings.

With FS9, there wasn't much change in the code for AI tracking. Aircrafts in the pushback state do not mind what is behind them at all. Aircrafts at junctions I suspect to only block case circles of half that diameter overlap, reducing the number of jams significantly.

We do not know yet if MS is going to make any changes in this for the next relases, if they must be gradual.

The alternative would be not to use AI programmed to follow rules, but really intelligent autonomous software cells for each aircraft to find ways out of the blocking situations. I doubt that computing hardware and software will be able to do so before we can have at least one CPU core per plane, so a 1024-core processor minimum -that might be the case in around 2020.

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