It’s that time of year again. Consumer Electronics Show in Las Vegas. I just attended a session on the future of autonomous vehicles. Elaine Chao, Secretary of Transportation was due to speak. However, with govt shut down her appearance was canceled. The other panelists were excellent especially Deborah A. P. Hersmsn, national safety council. They stressed the need for standards for autonomous vehicles rather than each manufacturer making flashing technology decisions to benefit their sales. More to come.