I was really impressed by the dashboard demo TI gave me, which was capable of turning almost the entire console into a touchscreen. The coolest part is that surfaces do not have to be flat. Car manufacturers can use the DLP to wrap an image aroung all the nooks and crannies of a typical dashboard without any of the icons, images, buttons, sliders or other control surfaces appearing warped. For large scale displays on any surface--even wall sized--the DLP touchscreen has got to be a very cost effective solution too.
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.