One particularly troublesome aspect of multiple failure detection in aircraft has to do with each alarm, being required to be distinctive, combining to increase the stress and workload so much that the emergency checklist could not be completed in time to prevent the crash. One other very infamous mission to mars failed because of a metric-imperial mismatch in dimensional units so the Mars Observer plowed the fields of mars instead of orbiting.
Replay available now: A handful of emerging network technologies are competing to be the preferred wide-area connection for the Internet of Things. All claim lower costs and power use than cellular but none have wide deployment yet. Listen in as proponents of leading contenders make their case to be the metro or national IoT network of the future. Rick Merritt, EE Times Silicon Valley Bureau Chief, moderators this discussion. Join in and ask his guests questions.