It is interesting to see the next steps being taken by Tesla. Apparently they have "changed the software that raises and lowers the car based on its speed to increase the default ground clearance." [USA Today March 28, 2014].
Tesla will also "install a 'triple underbody shield' made of titanium and aluminum to the underside of all Tesla vehicles to further assuage worried buyers. They'll even retrofit previous models for existing owners." [The Wire, March 28, 2014]
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.