Tesla Motors officials vowed to investigate reports that its Model S sedan is susceptible to hacks that can remotely control the car’s locks, horn, headlights, and skylight while the car is in motion, according to a published report.
The hacks were carried out at the Syscan 360 security conference in Beijing, an article published by Bloomberg News reported. The report cited a brief post on Chinese social media site Weibo from a representative of China-based Qihoo 360 Technology Co., which said the experiment was carried out by members of the company's information technology department.
The news comes a week after Syscan 360 organizers announced a contest that promised a $10,000 bounty as part of a hacking competition involving the Tesla smartcar. As of press time, no other information was available about the specifics of the reported hacks.