McAfee researchers were able to trick a Tesla’s autonomous systems.
Researchers at McAfee were able to trick two Teslas into autonomously speeding up by 50 mph.
The researchers stuck a 2-inch strip of tape on a 35-mph speed sign, and the car’s system misread it as 85 mph and adjusted its speed accordingly.
The safety of Tesla’s autopilot features has come under close scrutiny, but CEO Elon Musk has predicted the company will have “feature-complete full self-driving” this year.
It turns out all it takes to fool a Tesla’s camera system is a little tape.