Sunday August 12, 2018

Tesla Plans to Open-Source Its Vehicle Security Software for Free to Other Automakers

Believing he has the best solution, Elon Musk plans to make Tesla’s vehicle security software open source so other automakers can adopt the technology for "a safe self-driving future for all." On top of "specialized encryption" for "multiple sub-systems," future Tesla vehicles will ensure drivers always have "override authority" in the event their cars become "wacky."

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"I think one of the biggest concerns for autonomous vehicles is somebody achieving a fleet-wide hack. In principle, if someone was able to say, hack all the autonomous Teslas, they could say -- I mean just as a prank -- they could say ‘send them all to Rhode Island’ [laugh] -- across the United States... and that would be the end of Tesla and there would be a lot of angry people in Rhode Island."