One thing that I have noticed is a relatively quiet use of LEDs in headlights, running lights, interior lights, taillights, etc. The surprising thing to me is that they don't seem to be charging more for them. They are definitely allowing for more creativity in terms of the looks of the cars, and they may actually be cheaper overall to manufacture. Does anyone know the relative economics of LED lighting in these applications?
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.