What happened at Pioneer-Standard? Product News 2/10/2003 Post a comment While many factors probably contributed to Pioneer-Standard Inc.'s recent decision to unload its industrial-components distribution business to Arrow Electronics Inc., a key factor may have been the lack of a global infrastructure and the time and the huge dollar investment needed to overtake leading competitors.
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.