Having recently studied the Therac-25 and Patriot Missile Failure lethal software defects, I've noted that both have something in common with Toyota: safety systems and test protocols that didn't keep up with evolving/reused code. For example, Patriot was late adapted to targeting Scud missiles that traveled at 2.5x the speed of earlier aircraft/cruise missile targets. This exposed a bug that was always there.
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. Specifically the guests will discuss sensors, security, and lessons from IoT deployments.