What is the coverage of a car radar system? Can it detect a sign post at every point along the rear bumper when you are backing up? What is the vertical coverage? Can it detect any hight or low object that would hit the car if you continued backwards? It seems that blind spots in the detection systems could lead to unexpected accidents if drivers depend upon them as they back up.
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.