The touch-screen has to be the most idiotic item in an automobile. Try executing a program on your tablet or smartphone blindfolded. I can't believe all the man-years that have gone into designing controls to be unambiguously identified by location, size, shape, texture, orientation, etc. have been tossed out and replaced with controls that one has to look at to identify and operate. Sounds like a colossal safety issue to me.
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.