This article has some seriously dated information and omissions in it. First off you no longer have to decide between CDMA and GSM, there are GOBI radio modems available that can do both on one device (it is now a business decision)! Tip #7 states that the big carriers dont support M2M well, which is way off the mark... Vodafone and Verizon Wireless both have extensive support (really amazing)of M2M. Missing from this article are topics of matching/limiting rate plans to various worldwide carriers (to avoid unwelcome billing surprises) and web based API controls for commissioning/decommissioning devices on the networks.
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.