Driving is a full time job and just changing a distraction to eyes-free and hands-free does not remove it as a distraction that still requires thoughts and attention. Stopped in traffic is one condition, but 75MPH on a crowded expressway is no place for distractions. Why can't the rule makers figure that out? In fact, even 35MPH is still unsafe for distracted driving. Not just eyes wandering, but attention focused on other than driving. Will folks ever figure that out?
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.