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Buying a second hand Tesla

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I’m just using Tesla as an example. Maybe this is setting a precedent for buying newer second hand cars. 
 

https://www.techspot.com/news/83919-tesla-remotely-removes-autopilot-features-used-model-s.html

Someone bought a second hand Tesla Model S. Tesla remotely disabled the Autopilot feature because it was determined the new owner didn’t pay for it. 
 

Are we coming to the time where car manufacturers will be able to control the price of second hand cars by remotely disabling features? 
 

Remember the good old days when you could stick a fancy exhaust and an extra carburettor on your car to make it go faster and sell it on for a bit of extra cash? Are these days gone? How long until someone hacks one of these modern cars to have maximum features and lock it so the manufacturer can’t chevernise it?

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With hungry birds and tougher economic conditions to beat fierce competition, car companies have to try all route to stay afloat. No surprise, but I find it quiet cheap and shallow tbh. Same way few years back here in UAE Chevrolet gave 7 years warranty with a fine print that only for first owner, lolol. I was about to buy my friend Tahoe and slapped with no warranty for you bro.

For hacking people will always find a way to jail break, break encryption,  back door as far as there is good motivation for those hackers. So dont loose hope and buy a used tesla and will find a way sooner or later.

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What do you expect from Tesla, they won't even sell you a single bolt or lightbulb to fix it yourself. You have to take it to Tesla or a Tesla approved workshop. 

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Tesla will definitely become one of the most hackable items in the future, creating opportunities for tuners, eco warriors, or just Wizzkids doing it for the fun of it.

Considering that they sell the drive trains to other companies already this basically means that it becomes a commodity item. The software that has been written by a young team of engineers will float in the cloud in a couple of years, allowing other coders to decode it and use the building blocks. 

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On 2/11/2020 at 6:59 AM, Frederic said:

Tesla will definitely become one of the most hackable items in the future, creating opportunities for tuners, eco warriors, or just Wizzkids doing it for the fun of it.

Considering that they sell the drive trains to other companies already this basically means that it becomes a commodity item. The software that has been written by a young team of engineers will float in the cloud in a couple of years, allowing other coders to decode it and use the building blocks. 

Its already there, not only Tesla's but other cars too. You can drive them remotely, or even start or disable them too. You've been able to do that for years. 

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