Finally: a Self-Driving Car System That’s Open Source and Free

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Former iPhone hacker George Hotz has released his company’s self-driving car software and hardware as open source. The software itself is on GitHub, as well as 3D printer plans for housing the smartphone needed to run it. The Verge reported there is only one device that will work—the OnePlus 3—and you’re going to need some specific Honda or Accura models to use it. And really, what could go wrong with a bunch of folks experimenting with unproven autonomous vehicle software? Mr. Hotz has been developing the software and hardware as an after-market conversion kit, which he intended to compete with Tesla’s self-driving system. He abruptly announced he was pulling the product from market after regulators had the temerity to express an interest in it. This week, he announced its release as an open source project, rather than a for-sale product. Again, what could go wrong?

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Finally: a Self-Driving Car System That’s Open Source and Free

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  1. Whaddaya mean “Finally”? I had a self driving car back in ’65 !!! Sure, it was a small yellow Mako Shark type thing but you had a strip of cardboard that you would notch out the sides with a knife and then feed into the rear of the car – a small motor would move the card thru the chassis and the notches you cut would steer the car left or right or if no notches-straight. Essentially you plotted your course by notching out the cards and then watch your car’s “program” run all over the floor at your pre-command.

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