There is a global aggrement that seat belts reduced fatalities in cars. And there is an emerging aggrement that MEMS with all the inertial sensors are doing same in modern cars with the stability control and air bags. Gyros and XLs will continue to shape car safeties for a long time.
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.