It makes for a potentially reckless experiment on an uneducated consumer
Use of the Comma One, just as with Tesla's Autopilot, comes with a warning that it's not a fully autonomous system, and that the driver should remain aware of his or her surroundings at all times. Just one problem: the product is being presented as a completely hands-free solution, which is a step beyond even Musk's laissez-fair approach to Autopilot use -- which itself is enough to flood YouTube with examples of unwitting non-drivers misusing the tech.
Comma One is explicitly planning to follow in Tesla's Autopilot footsteps
Hotz wants everyone to know that if Tesla is "the iOS of self-driving cars, we want to be Android." That's a nicely-crafted five second soundbite that carries with it no real meaning or even a positive connotation. Tesla's Autopilot has come under intense scrutiny not only from other automakers, but the government, too. Why? Because the software oversteps the intended boundaries of the hardware on which it operates, boundaries to which that hardware was specifically engineered. Using the Honda sensors as Comma One does essentially follows that same path.