Chinese hacking expo puts up prize to see who can take control of Tesla Model S technology

The organizers of SyScan, a hacking expo in Beijing, are putting up a $10,000 purse for the person or people able to hack the highly sophisticated subsystems in the Tesla Model S electric car. As Forbes puts it, “this might just be the first ever open competition to hack a car.”

Anyone attending the conference is eligible for the prize, with organizers stating a Model S will be on-site along with computers and other tools. Expected hacks include being able to control the car from a PC or hacking the infotainment system to view certain websites. However, they are keeping tight-lipped on specifics.

Car hacking is nothing new, and with technology becoming more prevalent in modern vehicles, it doesn’t seem to be stopping anytime soon.

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