David - I'd say I'm a lot better off with new cars. I may be lucky with cars, but I've only had one case of an electronic car stranding me away from home. A crank shart position sensor worked it's way loose. It actaully stranded me twice, but the second time was because the mechanic put the replacemnt on backwards.
What are the engineering and design challenges in creating successful IoT devices? These devices are usually small, resource-constrained electronics designed to sense, collect, send, and/or interpret data. Some of the devices need to be smart enough to act upon data in real time, 24/7. Are the design challenges the same as with embedded systems, but with a little developer- and IT-skills added in? What do engineers need to know? Rick Merritt talks with two experts about the tools and best options for designing IoT devices in 2016. Specifically the guests will discuss sensors, security, and lessons from IoT deployments.