The hacker, and software developer Geohot has announced the creation of a new generation autopilot for cars. According to the famous jailbreak among programmers, its product will work better than a system of autonomous driving in electric Tesla Motors. On his project “Hotz” told Bloomberg
Just as in 2007 carried out a hacking Geohot iPhone, the hacker “revealed” soft stuffing sedan 2016 Acura ILX, turning it into a self-governing vehicle. According to him, the test system includes a laser radar on the roof of the car, several cameras, a 21.5-inch display and a joystick.
A hacker has created its own software for Linux. The autopilot operates on the basis of the neural network, so the system does not need to use radar and high-precision positioning system.
According to Hotz, his autopilot impressed the founder and co-owner Tesla Motors Elon Musk, and he even suggested that the hacker work on the software part, promised multi-million dollar bonus. Geohot refused.
“I’m a big Elon fan, but I wish he didn’t jerk me around for three months,” he says. “He can buy the technology for double.”
The hacker also promised that his Acura will travel faster than the car Tesla on the Golden Gate Bridge in San Francisco, after he completes the final testing. In this section of the road autonomous driving systems are experiencing difficulties due to poor marking.
Geohot has gained wide popularity in the “apple” community after they develop effective tools jailbreak iOS-devices manufacturing Apple, in particular, iPhone and iPad.Bootroom-vulnerability, discovered them in 2011, several years was used to create jailbreak applications. Another of its software solution – unlock – allowing thousands of Americans to connect to other networks, not only to AT & T, which had exclusive rights to iPhone.
Geohot is not only famous for hacking into the mobile platform iOS. A few years ago, he developed a mechanism jailbreak seemingly impenetrable protection before the Sony PlayStation 3 and published on the web keys to break into the gaming console. After that Sony sued him in court. The result was a lawsuit settlement agreement concluded between a young American and a Japanese corporation, pursuant to which the hacker promised not to make future unauthorized access to any product Sony.