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Your Tesla collects video footage of your driving

DECCAN CHRONICLE
Published May 8, 2017, 9:03 pm IST
Updated May 8, 2017, 9:18 pm IST
A new data policy mentions collecting "short video clips" from external cameras for improving the Auto-pilot.
To ensure the privacy of its customers, Tesla claims that the footages aren’t tagged to a particular car’s Vehicle Identification Number (VIN).
 To ensure the privacy of its customers, Tesla claims that the footages aren’t tagged to a particular car’s Vehicle Identification Number (VIN).

If you don’t live under a rock, you must have known about the Tesla Model S. The four-door electric-powered sedan has carved its name on record books for posting faster acceleration figures than drool-worthy hypercars like LaFerrari, Porsche 918 Spyder and the likes. The car is also the first of its kind to feature performance upgrades through OTA software updates and featuring an autonomous driving mode, called the Autopilot system. However, Tesla is now capturing short video clips from the front camera of its super-sedan to improve the Autopilot's capability.

According to Engadget, Tesla has pushed an Auto-pilot update that includes a new data policy mentioning the collection of "short video clips" from external cameras in the name of autonomous driving upgrades. The clips will be fed to the Tesla’s computers in their research labs to teach the art of recognising signs and signals more efficiently to all the vehicles from Tesla.

 

However, to ensure the privacy of its customers, Tesla claims that the footages aren’t tagged to a particular car’s Vehicle Identification Number (VIN). This means that if Tesla’s servers ever get hacked, no one should be able to pinpoint your Tesla Model S and hack it to rob your private data.

Now that is an amazing way to develop a particular car. Making your car learn to drive by itself is simply amazing. If only Tesla’s rivals could start following the suit for its gasoline-guzzling counterparts, thereby making the car new every few years.

 

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