New grits for Tesla, faulty safety and steering systems

New grits for Tesla, faulty safety and steering systems
Tesla always talks about himself, for better or for worse. In recent weeks we have brought you several news related to technical problems encountered by Tesla customers - the last in chronological order dates back to yesterday, where we told you about a Model S that lost its roof on the highway.

Wrongly, one might think that Tesla suffers only from the hardware side, after all, designing a car is very different from software development, but today we are talking about a not indifferent software problem, a criticality that has allowed a group of researchers from KU Leuven, a Belgian university, to hack a Model X.

According to reports from Spiegel, a German media, the researchers from KU Leuven have used a Raspberry Pi mini-PC to infiltrate the Model X system; once set up properly, the mini computer allows you to intercept the waves emitted by the vehicle within a radius of 5 meters, and after capturing them, it allows you to open the car. It is the third time that the KU Leuven researchers have managed to bypass Tesla's security systems, which is always very grateful to those who expose this type of vulnerability. The research team received a $ 5,500 reward from Tesla thanks to the company's Bug Bounty Program.

But the Tesla news didn't end here for today, do you remember I told you that setting up a car production line is not a simple operation? Musk's company knows this well, given the multitude of small calls that he had to activate over time; the last relates to a small batch of Model Y, produced over two months, which may have a steering defect. According to what was communicated by Tesla following the NHTSA investigation, it would be a very important series of bolts in the steering system that would not have been tightened with the right torque, creating a serious danger if it were to loosen. In total, 473 Model Ys were recalled to check for the presence of the problem and rectify it. Tesla then promptly checked its production line, to be sure not to repeat the mistake.

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