Tesla Won’t Be Cheated Anymore, NHTSA Issues Formal Cease And Desist

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Although the Autopilot feature on the Tesla vehicles can help drivers with the certain task while on the road, it still requires the drivers to keep their hands on the wheel and pay attention to the road ahead.

However, the defeat device sold by Autopilot Buddy is able to defeat the system by tricking the vehicle into thinking that the driver’s hand is still on the steering wheel. It works by adding some pressure and torque to the wheel so that the vehicle will think that the driver’s hand is on the wheel when it is not.

According to NHTSA, this device will stop the vehicle from warning the driver to return their hand on the wheel and this also disables some of the important safeguards which could put the driver and passenger at risk.

As of now, Autopilot Buddy has already stopped taking orders in the US but international orders are still open. A disclaimer warning buyer of the risk was also posted up on the site.

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