I'm an embedded software engineer, but my role would also include systems engineering. If we can procure off the shelf products that meet our requirements then we will not design in house. As a systems engineer, then security is obviously high, then I would say manageability. Connectivity is up front in making our choices. Performance is less of an issue for us.
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.