Since an ever-increasing proportion of vehicles on the road today are using MCU-regulated control systems (ABS brakes, traction control, throttle, fuel mixture, to name a few), do you think it time to have some clearinghouse of experts to examine the software operating in these things? The Top Gear fan in me wants very much to assure myself that the next purchaser of a McLaren or Bugatti can be certain to be under safe operating conditions as much as possible, since these cars, especially, are running closer to the ragged edge than any other vehicles, other than professional racing cars. I can assume the racing teams are closely scrutinising the code as a natural production process :-)
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.