A Dutch government laboratory said it has decrypted the highly-protected driving data storage system of electric car maker Tesla, revealing a wealth of information that can be used to investigate serious accidents, according to a report by the Arab portal for technical news.
A team of Dutch researchers has decrypted Teslas data storage system, providing access to a range of information that may be useful in collision investigations..
The company’s cars were known to store data from accidents. But the Netherlands Institute of Evidence NFI He said he discovered far more data than investigators previously knew.
وقال NFI The decrypted data showed that Tesla cars store information about the operation of the driver assistance system, known as Autopilot.
Vehicles also record speed, throttle position, steering wheel angle, and brake use, and depending on how the vehicle is used, this data can be stored for more than a year..
Frances Hoogendyk, Digital Investigator at NFI, in a statement: This data contains a wealth of information for investigators and traffic accident analysts and can aid in a criminal investigation after a fatal traffic accident or accident with injury.
The Dutch lab said that instead of requesting data from Tesla, it reverse-engineered the data logs, a process in which software is broken down to extract information in the company’s cars in order to objectively investigate it..
وقام NFI Investigating a collision between a Tesla driver using an automatic pilot and a car in front of it that suddenly applied the brakes forcefully.
Teslas driving data storage system hacked
The investigation showed that the driver responded within the expected response time to the vehicle control resumption warning, but the collision occurred because the vehicle was closely following the other vehicle in busy traffic..
وقال NFI The company encrypts driving data to keep its technology secure from other manufacturers and protect driver privacy. Car owners can request their data, including camera footage, in the event of an accident.
Earlier this year, Tesla said it had set up a site in China to store car data locally. Automakers have come under increasing scrutiny over how they handle information collected by car cameras and sensors.
وجد NFI The company has complied with data requests from the Dutch authorities. But I left out a lot of data that could have been useful.
And through decoding, it knows NFI Now more about what kind of data the automaker stores and how long it is stored. This allows for more detailed data requests.
The lab said the company had remote access to the data. This data is periodically downloaded from the vehicles and used by the company to improve the product or to repair faults.
The laboratory stated that it obtained data from Model S And Model Y And Model X And Model 3. He shared the findings at a conference of the European Society for Accident Research so that other accident analysts could use them.