Date Posted:

August 10, 2016

Post Author

Andres Beregovich


Tesla’s autopilot feature is in the spotlight again as it experienced its first crash outside of the U.S. last week in Beijing, China. Tesla suffered its first autopilot fatality in Florida this past May. Researches have also stated that they have found a way to remotely hack the Tesla autopilot feature, essentially jamming the radar to prevent the car from seeing objects around it. Details of the hack are to be released this week at the Defcon hacker conference. Further, the Securities and Exchange Commission is investigating whether Tesla violated securities laws by not disclosing the Florida autopilot crash prior to a an equity offering. Elon Musk, Chief Executive Officer for Tesla, asserts that the autopilot feature drives more carefully than humans. Read more here.