Driverless cars: Tesla models ‘self-learning’ capabilities easily to manipulate

Dynamic Tesla executive Elon Musk’s risks put his ventures under enormous scrutiny.The electric car company’s technological advances make it an easy target for security buffs. Musk may be writing lessons the wider car industry will learn (once it catches up) but security researchers wonder if it is at the expense of people’s lives. Tesla CEO Elon MuskCar security expert and government advisor Tony Dyhouse has spotted more vulnerabilities in the Tesla ‘S’ model fleet, which uses a ‘self learning’ system. This follows the revelation of six major flaws over the summer, which Tesla quickly patched. Self learning cars The luxurious interior of the S model Tesla The semi- autonomous Tesla ‘S’ cars train each other using ‘deep learning’ methods. Algorithms process the fleet’s sensor data and sends it back each car through an “always-on” wireless connection.…


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