As a reporter, I've covered a number of different industries...but as I talk to automotive tech suppliers, I am sort of dumbfounded how big a transformation the automotive industry is going through right now. It sure is an exciting time, but there are lots of worrisome issues I am sure that will keep automotive engineers awake at night in 2014.
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.