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Tesla remotely disables Autopilot on used Model S after it was sold
 

 
Tesla has remotely disabled driver a*sistance features on a used Model S after it was sold to a customer, Jalopnik reports. The company now claims that the owner of the car, who purchased it from a third-party dealer ó a dealer who bought it at an auction held by Tesla itself ó ďdid not payĒ for the features and therefore is not eligible to use them.

The features were enabled when the dealer bought the car, and they were advertised as part of the package when the car was sold to its owner. Itís a peculiar situation that raises hard questions about the nature of over-the-air software updates as they relate to vehicles.
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The owner in question, who Jalopnik refers to as Alec, purchased the car last December. The dealer bought the car a month earlier from a Tesla auction, with both ďEnhanced AutopilotĒ and ďFull Self Driving ModeĒ features intact, according to Jalopnik, which reviewed documents related to the carís ownership and sale.

The dealer then listed the Model S, advertising both features. However, unbeknownst to the dealer, Tesla had independently conducted a software ďauditĒ of the car after selling it, and disabled those features in a December update. The end result: when Alec picked up the car on December 20th, he did not have access to all its advertised features.



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 2 months ago '17        #2
Lazy 
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People forgot Tesla is a tech company
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 2 months ago '04        #3
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They do it to the battery too. Everyone had same capacity battery but if you get the lower model, it's hindered by software
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 2 months ago '18        #4
Idgafth0 
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That’s type fire
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 2 months ago '17        #5
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 Idgafth0 said
Thatís type fire
I guess having someone have full control of your car other than yourself
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 2 months ago '17        #6
AllWins 
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It’s a service that person didn’t buy
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 2 months ago '18        #7
Txheat 
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 nicoled985 said
They do it to the battery too. Everyone had same capacity battery but if you get the lower model, it's hindered by software
Do you have any sources on that?

That really makes no sense if itís true. Why spend the money on the extra capacity when manufacturing the car? The software has already been developed but the price in manufacturing the batteries fluctuates due to the cost of raw materials.
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 2 months ago '13        #8
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 AllWins said
It’s a service that person didn’t buy
Yes, but it also sets a dangerous precedent.

This isn't much unlike the scandal that erupted when people who had purchased books on their Amazon Kindle had the licenses to their purchases mysteriously disappear after some time.

In the future, the concept of physical ownership of products will be all but eradicated. Everything is moving toward a direction of licensing, which diminishes the value of any product we otherwise would have owned forever.

Orwell and Huxley tried to warn us.
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 2 months ago '17        #9
AllWins 
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 dtdroid said
Yes, but it also sets a dangerous precedent.

This isn't much unlike the scandal that erupted when people who had purchased books on their Amazon Kindle had the licenses to their purchases mysteriously disappear after some time.

In the future, the concept of physical ownership of products will be all but eradicated. Everything is moving toward a direction of licensing, which diminishes the value of any product we otherwise would have owned forever.

Orwell and Huxley tried to warn us.
I donít disagree with 90% of what you said. The only difference is that I have long ago surrendered my ownership in anything tech related. I bought 4:44 on ITunes. Then that sh*t went away.

The shift is that the car is now merged into the tech category like an iPhone.
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 2 months ago '13        #10
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 AllWins said
I don’t disagree with 90% of what you said. The only difference is that I have long ago surrendered my ownership in anything tech related. I bought 4:44 on ITunes. Then that sh*t went away.

The shift is that the car is now merged into the tech category like an iPhone.
I mostly have too for the sake of convenience.

But therein lies the trap that we likely would not have opted into, looking back and putting it all in perspective.

Think of the possible consequences of this standard.

Eventually, there will be no more physical cash. And if you ever become persona non grata to the wrong corporation or powerful entity, your funds simply get switched off by the bank, if not seized altogether in the blink of an eye. It's civil forfeiture taken to a whole new extreme. To me, that's a terrifying future to anticipate. China is already beginning to implement this concept in the form of their .
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 2 months ago '17        #11
AllWins 
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 dtdroid said
I mostly have too for the sake of convenience.

But therein lies the trap that we likely would not have opted into, looking back and putting it all in perspective.

Think of the possible consequences of this standard.

Eventually, there will be no more physical cash. And if you ever become persona non grata to the wrong corporation or powerful entity, your funds simply get switched off by the bank, if not seized altogether in the blink of an eye. It's civil forfeiture taken to a whole new extreme. To me, that's a terrifying future to anticipate. China is already beginning to implement this concept in the form of their .
Damn you took this sh*t to another level, not mad about it. My pessimistic mind would never have opted into this, but idk how to feel overall.

Iím young enough that this tech universe is natural me. Meaning, we should be capitalizing on this new economy and using that to build theoretical moats around our lives to avoid that type of future that could come.

That social credit sh*t in China is unnerving. Especially when Combined with public facial recognition. sh*t, we surrendered to GPS years ago, not that big of a step forward when you think about the power of a ďpowerful entityĒ.
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 2 months ago '14        #12
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And this is supposed to take over and end gas vehicles..... I think not. Next you will be required to do updates, if not they can shut down your car lmao
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 2 months ago '04        #13
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 Txheat said
Do you have any sources on that?

That really makes no sense if itís true. Why spend the money on the extra capacity when manufacturing the car? The software has already been developed but the price in manufacturing the batteries fluctuates due to the cost of raw materials.
Absolutely I'll find the article but this information came out during the big hurricane in Houston. They sent an update to those cars who had purchased the lower models to allow them to get more range to leave the area
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 2 months ago '04        #14
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 Gottemscoped said
And this is supposed to take over and end gas vehicles..... I think not. Next you will be required to do updates, if not they can shut down your car lmao
Thats the grand scheme of things to come
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 2 months ago '04        #15
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 Txheat said
Do you have any sources on that?

That really makes no sense if itís true. Why spend the money on the extra capacity when manufacturing the car? The software has already been developed but the price in manufacturing the batteries fluctuates due to the cost of raw materials.
Actually it's been done multiple times but here's one source:
There are many more
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 Cartel Weekly said
I guess having someone have full control of your car other than yourself
What an idiot

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Tesla really out here downgrading your sh*t without you having any say so
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 2 months ago '17        #18
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 Txheat said
Do you have any sources on that?

That really makes no sense if itís true. Why spend the money on the extra capacity when manufacturing the car? The software has already been developed but the price in manufacturing the batteries fluctuates due to the cost of raw materials.
Itís true as itís more about streamlining the production process for efficiency.

So In theory the lower range ones could be even be priced lower If they physically had less capacity.

But Iíd say itís a great sales tactic if they chose to impose it.

Sell a car physically capable of higher range, software limit it. Offer a higher range for a higher price than if you were to get it during original purchase.
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 2 months ago '06        #19
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 TheJaJr said
Thats the grand scheme of things to come
NW it will be offline Teslaís and hacks. Unless it has a permanent k*ll switch for not checking in

 2 months ago '06        #20
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 dtdroid said
I mostly have too for the sake of convenience.

But therein lies the trap that we likely would not have opted into, looking back and putting it all in perspective.

Think of the possible consequences of this standard.

Eventually, there will be no more physical cash. And if you ever become persona non grata to the wrong corporation or powerful entity, your funds simply get switched off by the bank, if not seized altogether in the blink of an eye. It's civil forfeiture taken to a whole new extreme. To me, that's a terrifying future to anticipate. China is already beginning to implement this concept in the form of their .
social credit system was a good read
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 2 months ago '16        #21
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 Gottemscoped said
And this is supposed to take over and end gas vehicles..... I think not. Next you will be required to do updates, if not they can shut down your car lmao
Most people have already shown a willingness to hand over control of their devices and data to tech companies - Apple has made billions doing it.
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 2 months ago '16        #22
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 NYNY said
Tesla really out here downgrading your sh*t without you having any say so
Why not?

The average consumer is stupid, Apple's been doing it for years.

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I looked around a few years back and apparently the cars run on a variation of Ubuntu. People were rooting their cars and enabling features like autopilot, unlocking their batteries, even installing full blown Ubuntu to watch videos on their console lol. So - if you know your way around Linux and you're handy with a CLI, you could potentially have full control of your Tesla's OS.
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 2 months ago '05        #24
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 CZNM22 said
I looked around a few years back and apparently the cars run on a variation of Ubuntu. People were rooting their cars and enabling features like autopilot, unlocking their batteries, even installing full blown Ubuntu to watch videos on their console lol. So - if you know your way around Linux and you're handy with a CLI, you could potentially have full control of your Tesla's OS.
I doubt u would want an error in your software in auto pilot mode due to personal hacks..
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 2 months ago '16        #25
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 AllWins said
Itís a service that person didnít buy
no it isnt, dealership advertised it therefore they did pay for it. the dealership also purchased it from the tesla auction, this one is on tesla for sure. either they owe the features to the new owner or they owe money to the dealership.
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