All press releases are true, or at least those issued by the major wire services. Not everyone will agree about the importance of the news within the press release, however. I am sure there were many back in 1948 that thought the news from Bell Labs was insignificant only to eat their own words later.
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.