Incident 159: Tesla Autopilot’s Lane Recognition Allegedly Vulnerable to Adversarial Attacks

Description: Tencent Keen Security Lab conducted security research into Tesla’s Autopilot system and identified crafted adversarial samples and remote controlling via wireless gamepad as vulnerabilities to its system, although the company called into question their real-world practicality. This incident has been downgraded to an issue as it does not meet current ingestion criteria.


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Alleged: Tesla developed and deployed an AI system, which harmed Tesla drivers.

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