George “Geohot” Hotz, the first person to jailbreak an iPhone back in 2007, is looking to deliver aftermarket self-driving car technology this year, but he needs help with that. Hotz has launched a new app called Chffr (like chauffeur) that lets users submit their driving data.
George Hotz or “Geohot,” the man famous for delivering the world’s first iPhone jailbreak, made headlines again late last year after building his own self-driving car using off the shelf components. Now he has big ambitions for his new technology.
In an interview with Forbes, Hotz has revealed that his plan is to take on Google and Tesla by developing a product that will allow car owners to turn existing vehicles into autonomous vehicles — and source say he’s received major investment.
Geohot, the first person to hack the iPhone, has built a self-driving car using off the shelf electronics
Remember Geohot? The 17-year old kid who was the first person to hack the iPhone? The same kid who then went on to crack open the PlayStation 3’s DRM system and then went on to work at Google in 2014. Well, after staying away from the limelight for the 1.5 years, Geohot is finally back to show his latest project: a self-driving car.
If you have been part of the jailbreaking scene for a number of years, you are probably well aware of who George “Geohot” Hotz is. The infamous hacker released the last bootrom exploit called limera1n for the iPhone around four years ago, and was later involved in a Sony lawsuit for jailbreaking the PlayStation 3.
Geohot has made a re-entry in the jailbreaking scene after a long absence, having tried to race the evad3rs team to an iOS 7 jailbreak, and also trying to sell it for $350k. Following these unsuccessful attempts, he has posted a breakdown of how exactly the userland portion of evasi0n works.
This is an interesting development. Business Insider reports that iPhone and PS3 hacker George Hotz aka Geohot who had joined Facebook back in June 2011 has quit the company.