Going public or not does not matter. Its just a matter of time. The Chinese are very good in the waiting game and have lots financial backing via their government...that will last them till the negative US impression fades. It the end it will boil down to their low cost products vs. expensive American brands of the same performance. The price difference of these products will be the deal breaker.
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.