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That $999 kit that makes your car semi-autonomous isn’t happening

George Hotz, the first person to ever jailbreak the iPhone, promised last month that his self-driving car company, Comma.ai, would by the end of the year release a product that adds semi-autonomous capabilities to Honda Civics and some Acura cars. Today, he ditched that plan after the National Highway Traffic Safety Administration (NHTSA) sent a … Continue reading “That $999 kit that makes your car semi-autonomous isn’t happening”

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George Hotz, the first person to ever jailbreak the iPhone, promised last month that his self-driving car company, Comma.ai, would by the end of the year release a product that adds semi-autonomous capabilities to Honda Civics and some Acura cars.

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Today, he ditched that plan after the National Highway Traffic Safety Administration (NHTSA) sent a letter expressing concern over the safety of the product. Hotz announced the news on Twitter using the Comma.ai account:

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Sarah Kessler is a senior writer at Fast Company, where she writes about the on-demand/gig/sharing "economies" and the future of work.

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