I hate to admit this about myself, but I think there are a goodly number of consumers like me: I didn't trust power windows until the 80s because in the 70s, it seemed like they weren't working properly in half the cars that had them. So I've got a bit of inner resistance to the idea of self-driving cars. Besides, gizmos cost money. Low-tech cars are cheaper.
That may not be a popular thought at EET, but engineering about people as much as electronics, isn't it?
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.