The doors seem really nice but I have to wonder how realiable they will be. Automatic doors on todays vans have manual over-rides to allow them to work if a sensor is out, etc. A manual override may be difficult with this design. It relies on a spring to hold the doors up and thus, there is energy storage available for a variety of mayhem.
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.