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Add-on Will Make Your Car Semi-Autonomous for Just $999

Submitted by: Odio @ 04:40 AM | Wednesday, October 5, 2016 | (url: http://futurism.c...)

Similar to Teslas Autopilot, Comma One claims to be able to safely drive you from Mountain View to San Francisco without having to steer the wheel or step on the gas and brake. It can be installed on a small range of selected vehicles, but the creating startup, Comma.ai aims to make it compatible with more models in the future.

George Hotz, Comma.ai founder, stresses that this kit will not make a car fully autonomous, its about on par with Tesla Autopilot. Comma one takes advantage of a cars built-on front radars and is equipped with a camera. The key sensors that were getting back is the cam. Were actually getting back the video, even Tesla isnt doing that. We have all the video data.

The affordable price at $999 was possible because the add-on is made of inexpensive materials. The company plans to have the product available for shipping before the end of the year in very limited quantities.

In the end, this could fuel some healthy competition for autonomous driving. If this tech turns out to be as effective as any car manufacturers offerings, it could open up the possibilities for greater benefits and innovation in the field. If customers can buy affordable kits to give their current vehicles autopilot, car manufacturers are going to have to give greater incentives to get customers to buy into their offerings.

Category: Technology | 9 Comments
Tags: tesla

10-05-16 - 05:56 AM
comma one will put you in a coma lolol

watever happened to the fun in driving. guess this shits good for those 9-5 wage slaves stuck in traffic the rest of their day lol
10-05-16 - 07:06 AM
I currently can get to work without stepping on the gas AND brake.
10-05-16 - 07:24 AM
So who ends up liable when they kill someone using their fucking iphone to steer their car?

I guess you are still technically in charge of the vehicle - or are you?
10-05-16 - 07:30 AM
The owner of the software would be liable for loss of life.


In a particularly spectacular display of corporate delusion, John Deere—the world’s largest agricultural machinery maker —told the Copyright Office that farmers don’t own their tractors. Because computer code snakes through the DNA of modern tractors, farmers receive “an implied license for the life of the vehicle to operate the vehicle.”

General Motors told the Copyright Office that proponents of copyright reform mistakenly “conflate ownership of a vehicle with ownership of the underlying computer software in a vehicle.” But I’d bet most Americans make the same conflation—and Joe Sixpack might be surprised to learn GM owns a giant chunk of the Chevy sitting in his driveway.
10-05-16 - 07:56 AM
Originally posted by Odio  
The owner of the software would be liable for loss of life.


Didn't Galoob and Nintendo settle this back in the 80's when Nintendo tried to sue them over who had the right to modify the operations of software on a hardware component to the specifications that the user wanted because it didn't create derivative pieces of work as a result of it?

Couldn't the same ruling be applied here?
10-05-16 - 08:00 AM
lol cars lol
10-05-16 - 08:36 AM
This is created by the dude that hacked the PS3 (geohot or whatever)

But there's no way in hell would I ever trust autonomous vehicles
10-06-16 - 04:43 AM
Should be life long mandatory for all Oriental drivers.
10-06-16 - 07:20 AM
I know a couple of 28 yr old kids who just sold their autonomous driving gizmo company to GM for a billion bucks (unfortunately not friends of mine)

And this is the second company they have sold for a billion

fucking 28 yrs old

g damn
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