" Hotz's semi-autonomous driving add-on, Comma One
, didn't work out as planned
. However, that doesn't mean the underlying technology will never see the light of day – far from it. The Comma.ai team has published
the source code for both its Openpilot self-driving tech and its NEO robotics platform. You'll need hardware to use this for its originally intended purpose, but anyone who has a grasp of the programming languages involved can use the code for whatever projects they like. While you probably won't
see homebrew self-driving cars emerge from this (the law would have something to say about it), don't be surprised if some of the tech finds its way into commercial projects.
This article by Jon Fingas originally ran on Engadget, the definitive guide to this connected life.