TECH TRENDS: Front-end voice activation improves auto safety Design How-To 10/20/2011 7 comments The real problem for drivers is distractions, and the desire for additional productivity or entertainment that creates them. Distractions can be reduced through voice user interfaces to control the car without looking at buttons, and without having to touch them. Front-end voice activation is the next step in improving user interfaces.
Imec brings back ultrawideband News & Analysis 10/11/2011 5 comments The Imec research institute is resurrecting ultrawideband wireless with a chip set it will demo at ISSCC in February powering streaming audio headsets.
Drones are, in essence, flying autonomous vehicles. Pros and cons surrounding drones today might well foreshadow the debate over the development of self-driving cars. In the context of a strongly regulated aviation industry, "self-flying" drones pose a fresh challenge. How safe is it to fly drones in different environments? Should drones be required for visual line of sight – as are piloted airplanes? Join EE Times' Junko Yoshida as she moderates a panel of drone experts.