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A recent study by Tencent Keen Security Lab in China used stickers to show how the Tesla Model S could be tricked into drifting onto the wrong side of the road.

Researchers placed white dots onto the road to demonstrate how seemingly insignificant objects could crucially affect a Tesla in autopilot, steering the vehicle into the wrong lane. According to the Australian Broadcasting Commission, “Tesla said it already fixed the key vulnerability raised by the report, adding that drivers can override autopilot at any point, and ‘should always be prepared to do so.’”

The study is significant as the researchers didn’t need to alter the car’s code to cause the AI system to make an incorrect prediction. Instead, they used the vehicle’s cameras and sensors to trick it.

Weekend Staff Writer

Isabelle is an Australian writer based in Berlin.

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