The company Tesla has released fixes for vulnerabilities for electric vehicle Tesla Model S, after experts on computer security found that anyone who can get physical access to a car, can get the ability to remotely control them.
MOSCOW, 6 Aug.Prime. The company Tesla has released fixes for vulnerabilities for electric vehicle Tesla Model S, which allow hackers to gain control of the car, Reuters reports citing a company statement.
Vehicles will automatically receive the software update over a wireless Internet connection on Thursday.
The hotfix released after experts in computer security have found a number of vulnerabilities in the electric Tesla Model S. In particular, it was discovered that anyone who can get physical access to a car, can get the ability to remotely control them. So, in the experiment, experts were able to change the speedometer readings, lower side window, lock and unlock doors, and turn off the power supply, then the machine operate the brake system, and it stopped.
While Tesla itself notes that the hackers had disabled the car remotely and from inside the car.
American company Tesla Motors was founded in 2003 as a developer and manufacturer of electric vehicles and the technologies associated with them. The headquarters of the company is located in Palo Alto, California. In addition to electric vehicles, the company with its own technology produces batteries and electric motors for them and sells to other car companies, including Toyota and Daimler. Tesla Model S has become the second electric car in the company’s lineup, the first was released in 2008 Roadster Tesla Roadster.