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Car autopilot successfully spoofed

29 June 2019   (0 Comments)
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A Tesla model 3 on autopilot has been successfully spoofed in several GNSS attack scenarios.

The ‘navigate on autopilot’ (NOA) feature is highly dependent on GNSS reliability - and spoofing resulted in multiple high-risk scenarios for the driver.

The spoofing during navigating on autopilot is reported to have led to extreme deceleration and acceleration, rapid lane-changing prompting, unnecessary signalling, multiple attempts to exit the road at incorrect locations and extreme driving instability.

Regulus, who conducted the trial, concludes that the test proves beyond doubt the crucial dependence on GNSS for any level 2+ autonomous navigation system, and the high threat that spoofing poses to drivers and passengers utilising these features.

Details from Regulus