A “serious security vulnerability” has been found in Tesla's autopilot – E24

A “serious security vulnerability” has been found in Tesla's autopilot – E24

Tesla's Autopilot system is believed to have contributed to at least 467 collisions.

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In an analysis conducted by the US Highway Traffic Safety Administration, NHTSATesla's Autopilot system suffers from a 'serious security vulnerability'. He writes CNBC.

The vulnerability is said to have led to at least 467 crashes, 13 of which ended in death, while “several other incidents” resulted in serious injuries.

The analysis is based on 956 incidents where the electric car manufacturer's autopilot system was supposed to be in use.

The analysis took nearly three years and was published on Friday.

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Tesla's Autopilot design “led to predictable misuse and avoidable accidents,” the report cited by CNBC says. According to the National Highway Traffic Safety Administration (NHTSA), the system did not ensure adequate driver attention.

NHTSA also says it is reopening a new investigation into the effectiveness of a software update Tesla previously released as part of the recall in December.

The voluntary recall via over-the-air software update covers 2 million vehicles in the United States and was supposed to improve driver monitoring systems in Tesla cars equipped with Autopilot. The reason for the recall was that the cars' automatic steering functions were not good enough to prevent misuse.

NHTSA notes in the report filed Friday that the software update may not have been enough, as incidents involving Autopilot are still being reported, CNBC reported.

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Don't doubt technology

Tesla has long prided itself on its autonomous control systems. But in recent years, US authorities have questioned whether the systems are safe.

In 2021, road authorities began requiring reporting of traffic accidents involving automated control systems.

In 2022 reported Reuters Tesla has been investigated for misleading advertising of the technology.

The company itself Claims, however Technology saves lives and prevents injuries, and therefore they are “morally obligated” to continue rolling out the technology.

Tesla and CEO Elon Musk indicated this week that they are betting the company's future on self-driving.

– If someone thinks that Tesla is not going to solve the self-driving photo problem, then I think they should not be an investor in the company, Musk said during a call with investors following the presentation of the company's quarterly numbers on Tuesday.

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