Since an electronic flight bag (EFB) is basically an iPad with the right app installed, is it possible that some sort of plane-tablet connection could be formed (either wireless or wired) to automate all of most of an EFB pre-flight check? Or does aviation regulation not allow this?
This is a purely hypothetical question since I don't think any EFB app so far supports this, let alone any plane.
Clarification: I'm talking about the preflight checks that ensure that everything in the cockpit is set up correctly for takeoff. I understand that an EFB is an electronic version of the 40 pounds of paper a pilot usually needs in the cockpit. Can this preflight check be done on the EFB? And can this be automated?