iPhone Hacker

iPhone hacker ‘geohot’ looks to take on Tesla with his own self-driving car

By on December 17, 2015 at 7:35 AM.

iPhone hacker ‘geohot’ looks to take on Tesla with his own self-driving car

Not many hackers have names and reputations that last years beyond their most famous exploits. George Hotz, aka geohot, is an exception to this rule. Still only 26 years old, Hotz initially burst onto the scene in 2007 when, at the age of 17, he managed to jailbreak the original iPhone and get it to run on other carriers. At the time, back when the iPhone was an AT&T exclusive, this was big and exciting news.

A few years later, Hotz made headlines yet again when he reversed engineered the PS3, subsequently prompting Sony to sue him before the two parties ultimately reached a settlement agreement.

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Volvo Concept 26

Volvo’s Concept 26 showcases the future of autonomous driving, and it looks amazing

By on November 21, 2015 at 10:00 AM.

Volvo’s Concept 26 showcases the future of autonomous driving, and it looks amazing

Most concept cars, in an effort to give us a glimpse of our driving future, focus almost exclusively on wildly imaginative and outlandish exterior designs. More often than not, these concepts, while cool, are a little bit too outlandish to be taken seriously.

Earlier this week, during the Los Angeles Auto Show, Volvo decided to flip the script entirely. Instead of focusing on the exterior, Volvo rolled out an “interior design concept” that, while decidedly futuristic, is something you can actually imagine driving sometime in the not-too-distant future.

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University of Michigan Self Driving Cars

University creates a ‘fake’ 32 acre city to test self-driving cars

By on July 21, 2015 at 9:15 PM.

University creates a ‘fake’ 32 acre city to test self-driving cars

Tesla and Google aren’t the only companies aggressively exploring autonomous driving technologies. Earlier this week, a simulated 32 acre city opened up on the University of Michigan’s Ann Arbor campus. The fake city, so to speak, was developed in conjunction with automakers, a slew of tech companies, and the Michigan Department of Transportation.

The goal? To test automated and connected cars in real world conditions.

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One in five want self-driving cars

By on April 28, 2012 at 12:41 PM.

One in five want self-driving cars

Twenty percent of us want cars that drive themselvesA new study from J.D. Power and Associates has revealed U.S. drivers are interested in adding one of the newest and most expensive technologies to their next vehicle — autonomous driving. The feature allows the vehicle to take control of acceleration, braking, and steering without any human interaction. While the technology is still being developed and tested, 20% of all car owners in the U.S. said they “definitely would” or “probably would” include the technology in their next vehicle, even after learning the estimated market price of $3,000. Prior to learning the price, however, a whopping 37% of people were interested in the feature. More →

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