Vehicle Hacking: While you were sleeping

Sleeping at the wheel

Before you get too complacent riding hands-free in your fancy new self-driving car you may want to check out these videos.

The first one shows folks that took apart a Tesla Model S and installed ways to get access to the low-level firmware of the system. What they found out has already been reported and fixed by Tesla but it shows some lax security practices:

The presenters in that one openly admit their hack required physical access to the vehicle.

This┬ánext video doesn’t require that:

Not concerned enough?

Here’s one where researchers show how to mess with the camera, lidar, and radar┬ásensors you see installed on every self-driving car:

 

OK. Sleep tight!