Tesla plans to open-source its vehicle security software for free to other automakers for safer self-driving future
Tesla has been known to open-source its technology to accelerate the advent of electric transport by opening all its patents back in 2013.
It’s not clear how much of an impact it had since we don’t know if any automaker ended up using Tesla’s patent other than a Tesla-inspired Chinese EV startup which admitted they planned on using the automaker’s open-source patents.
Either way, it certainly can’t hurt and making self-driving vehicle secure is definitely important.
Open-sourcing the software could also encourage security researchers to help make it even more secure by trying to find new vulnerabilities.