A team of researchers has discovered a way to hack into a Tesla car’s infotainment system and unlock fully autonomous driving (FSD), heated seats, and other paid features.
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Three students from the Technical University of Berlin and an independent researcher used a method called stress relief. With it, you can change the AMD processor power of the infotainment system.
“If we do it at the right time, we can fool the CPU (…). It hiccups, skips instructions, and accepts our falsified code.”researchers say.
The attack not only unlocks the $300 heated seat features, but also unlocks the encryption key. It is required to authenticate the vehicle on the Tesla network. In theory, this could open the door to even more features, such as enabling FSD, even in regions where the technology is banned.
The power off operation requires physical access to the vehicle. However, this research could pave the way for attackers to use it to hack Tesla.