I believe that this chip could help to safe much money and protect the environment. In many machines oil is changed too early in order to be on the safe side and to avoid damages. Maybe this chip is also interesting for cars in order to signal drivers when the next oil change is really necessary.
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.