"According to IHS, the majority of airbag systems use Freescale MEMS sensors to deploy airbags for the main electronic control units (ECU) and for satellites using both the PSI5 and DSI protocols." I did not know this. Interesting.
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.