27 Feb '16, 6pm

26-Year-Old Hacker Demos 'AcuraWatch Plus' Self-Driving option [VIDEO]

Tesla's Autopilot uses hardware and software from Mobileye to control the Model S on highways. Apparently Tesla would like to discontinue using Mobileye’s code in favor of bringing it in-house, according to an email exchange between Tesla CEO Elon Musk and George Hotz, a software engineer mainly known for being the first person to jailbreak the iPhone. A report by Bloomberg's Ashlee Vance (above) would have us believe 26-year old hacker George Hotz has built a self-driving car from scratch in a month. Unfortunately for this urban myth, it's fairly obvious the 2016 Acura ILX he's using isn't a random choice.... Honda have offered Adaptive Cruise Control with Lane Assist since 2013. AcuraWatch Plus is a basic $1300 option available on this car that provides Adaptive Cruise Control, Lane Keeping Assist, Collision Mitigation Braking & Road Departure Mitigation.. So the Acura I...

Full article: http://www.electric-vehiclenews.com/2015/12/26-year-old-h...

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