[George Hotz], better known by his hacker moniker [GeoHot], was the first person to successfully hack the iPhone — now he’s trying his hand at building his very own self-driving vehicle.
According to Bloomberg reporter [Ashlee Vance], [George] built this self driving vehicle in around a month — which, if true, is pretty damn incredible. It’s a 2016 Acura ILX with a lidar array on its roof, as well as a few cameras. The glove box has been ripped out to house the electronics, including a mini-PC, GPS sensors, and network switches. A large 21.5″ LCD screen sits in the dash, not unlike the standard Tesla affair.
Oh, and it runs Linux.
Like Tesla’s auto-driving feature, it’s designed for highway driving only. So Google still has the advantage in busy streets. Unfortunately Bloomberg doesn’t allow embedding, so you’ll have to head over to their site to see the full video.
Pretty damn impressive.