Speed limits on Tesla electric vehicles were tricked with a duct tape.
Specialists of McAfee company have conducted independent research of Tesla electric cars. During the tests, the built-in speed limit on electric cars was cheated with a tape.
The electric cars have a traffic sign recognition system and a MobilEye EyeQ3 camera. This allows the car to ride on autopilot at a speed that is allowed on a particular section of the road.
McAfee conducted the tests on a sign indicating a speed limit of 35 miles per hour (56 km/h). As a result, the experimenters glued a strip of tape to the number three to make it look like an "8. Thanks to a trick, the electric car accelerated to 85 miles per hour (136 km/h). However, only the old Tesla Model X and Model S 2016 models succumbed to the trick.