29 Oct '16, 12pm
Letter From NHTSA Sends George Hotz And Comma.ai Into A Tizzy
The letter came from Paul Hemmersbaugh, NHTSA’s chief counsel. He wrote that since Comma One is an aftermarket product, Comma.ai falls under the classification of a vehicle equipment manufacturer and is subject to the agency’s regulation. Infuriated that anyone would dare question his obvious brilliance, Hotz took to Twitter to announce that he was cancelling the Comma One project completely. He took that opportunity to have a hissy fit that disparaged lawyers and regulators in general.