By Staff Reporters, KCRW 89.9FM Santa Monica, CA
November 13, 2020
Click here to listen to the audio of this radio broadcast segment: https://consumerwatchdog.org/sites/default/files/2020-11/RADKCRW_11-13-…
Jamie Court with Consumer Watchdog explains how easy it was to hack into a Tesla.
Los Angeles, CA – The nonprofit, nonpartisan Consumer Watchdog today released a video showing how a box it built with the help of technologists could hack into the wireless connection of a Tesla and take over the screen with a “This Tesla’s Been Hacked” message.
The video can be viewed here: https://youtu.be/RgpmJ6OhPns
Sen. Ed Markey alleges Tesla drivers are confused by the name and capabilities of Autopilot.
By David A. Wood, CARCOMPLAINTS.COM
February 4, 2020
The Tesla "Autopilot" name allegedly should be changed to clarify the technology isn't fully autonomous and it requires a driver to stay fully engaged with the vehicle and its surroundings.
By Paul Eisenstein, RIDE TECH BLOG
January 17, 2020
The White House has announced plans regarding public testing of autonomous vehicles.
By Keith Laing, THE DETROIT NEWS
November 20, 2019
Washington — Distraction caused by a personal cellphone call is the probable cause of a 2018 crash in which an Uber self-driving car struck and killed a pedestrian, the National Transportation Safety Board ruled Tuesday.
By Staff Reporter, AUTO WORLD NEWS
November 4, 2019
When cars were analogue and mechanical, all we had to fear was a face to face hold up. Any connected car is a smart car-like "Swiss Cheese" with holes waiting for a breach. The solution as recommended, by Consumer Watchdog is to slap in a "Kill Switch".
By Pete Bigelow, AUTOMOTIVE NEWS
October 21, 2019
There hasn't been a high-profile car hack since researchers commandeered a Jeep Cherokee by remote control four years ago. That doesn't mean the threats have diminished.