I have looked over the MISRA C++ standard and by and large it is a very reasonable code standard. Naturally though, I have my disagreements with several restrictions. Most significantly, I believe the rationale based on performance to be unjustifiable. The MISRA standard has as its purpose to prevent and reduce code errors. Performance is not within that directve.
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.