"300,000 in annual sales by 2022 from just a few hundred in 2014" - ha, ha, I have never seen technology forecast 8 years out that came close within a factor of 10...I guess in 2022 nobody will remember this forecast so it is all good...I predict it will be 123,456,987,561 in annual sales by 2083...let's see who is right ;-)
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.