Comma.ai just made its self-driving car code open source

Famed iPhone and PlayStation cracker George Hotz is resurrecting the DIY autonomous car project he canceled in October. But this time, there’s a twist: instead of selling a physical product, Hotz’s Comma.ai is releasing the company’s self-driving software, as well as the plans for the necessary hardware, which Hotz calls Comma Neo. All of this code will be available for free — in fact, it is already on Github.

It’s late on a Friday afternoon so why not download it and let your car drive you home!

Unfortunately Hotz’s Comma.ai project is turning out to be more talk than reality. It’s main reason for going open source: avoiding Californian authorities who have been hounding Hotz to delay release of what they consider a potentially dangerous product.

The list of requirement to actually make use of the code rules out most people. You need a specific Honda model car for a start so I don’t imagine too many giving it a go.

Source: George Hotz is giving away the code behind his self-driving car project – The Verge

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