In similiar vein, how was it that Underwriters got bootstrapped into the essential and widespread product certification businesses? Was there some sort of industry-wide assessment for funds to establish the lab? Can the extra costs currently seen in retail prices for cars be transferred into assessment funding for an independent testing laboratory, so that there is no net increase in the car price?
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.