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?
What are the engineering and design challenges in creating successful IoT devices? These devices are usually small, resource-constrained electronics designed to sense, collect, send, and/or interpret data. Some of the devices need to be smart enough to act upon data in real time, 24/7. Are the design challenges the same as with embedded systems, but with a little developer- and IT-skills added in? What do engineers need to know? Rick Merritt talks with two experts about the tools and best options for designing IoT devices in 2016. Specifically the guests will discuss sensors, security, and lessons from IoT deployments.