This reminds me of the merger of Sears and Kmart. Let's take two laggards, dress up their business a bit, merge them and create a high performer. This one will end the same way Sears and Kmart did - in a disappointment for the hopefuls.
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.