I know George Hotz, although not well, and he’s always come across one-on-one as a nice person. His public performances can be a little more confrontational.
One thing that has always been clear about George is he places a lot of weight on shipping a product, so I can imagine how frustrating it is that the NHTSA situation looks like it will cause him to miss his 2016 launch deadline.
But it’s also the case that shipping an automotive product in the US involves working with the National Highway Transportation Safety Administration, and that’s not going to change any time soon.
George’s next product will have to deal with that, and I hope it comes soon.