A synthetic vision system shows the pilot the position of his plane in a 3D-modelled flight environment.
It's like a 3D TAWS. It also shows the position on the runway:
As I have seen, this feature works quite good. It's sometimes a bit off the centerline, but on the runway.
It is clearly stated that this is only to be used as feature to enhance the situational awareness. And I am also quite sure that this is not authorized as primary navigation source.
But imagine: You are flying in zero visibility. You have an emergency and must land. There is no ILS. (You have done no flight planning and the bad weather surprised you)
- Would it theoretically be possible to land a plane only with this synthetic vision?
- Is it accurate enough?
- Would the plane at least come down in one part?