It seems as though partial electrification is the beginning of the new wave, a sign of things to come. Once those driving real-life commercial and personal vehicles see the benefits of partial electrification thanks to these mobile applications using fictional vehicles, it will no longer be a matter of imaginination or a leap of faith. We've been waiting a while on the electric car but this kind of partial re-orientation seems to be the real deal.
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.