George Hotz’s newest product is like a punk rock version of CarPlay

Almost a year to the day after George Hotz canceled plans for selling a $999 after-market product that would gift certain cars semi-autonomous capabilities, the famed iPhone hacker is back with a similar piece of hardware from his company Comma.ai. But this time around, the open source product — called Eon — costs $699 and is more DIY dashcam than a shortcut to self-driving.

“You need three things on your dashboard: a dashcam, navigation, and music,” reads the order site for Eon. “Eon is all three. Eon is your new dashboard.”

The general idea with Eon, which is built out of “phone parts, a PCB, a case, a cooling solution, and a solid mount,” Hotz says via email, is that you’ll stick…

Continue reading…

Powered by WPeMatico