Tesla electric car can be fooled with a piece of electrical tape

Tesla electric car can be fooled with a piece of electrical tape

February 20, 2020 0 By autotimesnews

The program of recognition of road signs of American electric cars was able to deceive in a simple way.

As AutoTimesNews previously wrote, McAfee experts identified several vulnerabilities in unmanned vehicles and said that the future of autonomous vehicles is at risk due to hackers.

Now it became known that the experts conducted a simple experiment – they glued a piece of black tape on the road sign, which made the camera in the first Tesla cars incorrectly counted it. So, having lengthened the three on the speed limit sign, the system recognized it as a figure of eight, which automatically allows the electric car to accelerate to 85 mph, which is equivalent to 135 km / h.

During the experiment, a check was carried out on several cars – a Model X crossover in 2016 and a Model S sedan. However, more recent brand electric cars are equipped with a modern system, and fraud does not work with them. A piece about 5 cm long is enough for a false positive.