Like many electric cars, the Tesla Model 3 is equipped with an autopilot software that allows you to manage a journey between two points independently and without driver intervention. This automatic control system is connected to the various digital tools of the driver (smartphone, tablet, watch…) due to various functionalities offered by the manufacturer (real-time update of trips, consultation of the driver’s agenda…). In an effort to optimize its artificial intelligence system and strengthen the security of the software that coordinates it, Elon Musk announced that he will organize a international hacking competition, the Pwn2Own.
Organized on March 20, 21 and 22 in Vancouver, the Pwn2Own will bring together the world’s most talented computer security researchers. The event will therefore be the ideal opportunity to test the on-board systems of Tesla’s electric sedan. The participants will be responsible for exploiting any security vulnerabilities in the vehicle to hack into it. Tesla also announced that anyone who successfully penetrated the Tesla Model 3 operating system would simply become the owner. In addition to this promise, there are various bonuses, the amount of which is linked to the seriousness of the breaches that will be identified. A $100,000 reward will be offered to the winner.