Hacker Geohot developed a car "fitness tracker" for $ 88

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Hacker Geohot developed a car

Well-Known hacker Geohot, responsible for hacking the PlayStation 3, I decided to settle down, founded a start comma.ai and started to work on creating gadgets and software to machines. Initially, he planned to release his autopilot that could go to any machine, but because of the need to register the invention, to prove its safety and fill in this pile of papers, seemingly gave up the idea, deciding to do something different. And here it is. The first gadget released by him and his team, is ready — autointerface Panda for only $ 88.

OBDII Connector is on most modern machines, so Hotz decided to hitch his future gadgets to him. Panda is no exception. In addition to the plug type connector mentioned above, a small device is equipped with a module Wi-Fi and a USB port through which you can connect other devices (a camera, for example) or even charge your smartphone.

Now «Panda» created several applications. One of them collects a lot of data about the car, so the more the machine sensors, the more information the driver can obtain thanks to the development of Geohota. You can attach to the gadget's camera, turning it into some sort of DVR.

— Why all this? Well, people like to know your pulse, pressure and other information with smart-watches and other… so we have developed something similar, only for cars, — said GeoHot.

Speaking of which, the developer is disingenuous, because the idea to instruct the horns Tesla never leaves, and he still plans to pursue the development of the autopilot, so the gadget is capable of collecting data obtained from the car, superfluous will not be — when developing software for autopilot, they will definitely come in handy.

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