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12404699471?profile=RESIZE_400xMost attempts at building a humanoid robot, such as Tesla's Optimus, focus on assisting humans with physical, manual tasks. A company called Figure, https://www.figure.ai, is among the AI robotics startups unsatisfied with just movement.  The figure is trying to take its humanoid robots to the next level by integrating language, and the results are quite impressive.  The figure has designed their robots for the human world, using the human form.  Their robot, Figure 1, combines the human form's

12385254297?profile=RESIZE_400xAs we enter the age of the software-defined automobile, especially those with electric drivetrains, we’re facing unprecedented risk from cyberattacks, say a wide coterie of experts. According to the Israel-based Upstream firm, from 2019 to 2023 disclosed cybersecurity incidents in the automotive and mobility space increased by more than 50%, with 295 such occurrences in 2023.  Some 64% of these attacks were executed by “bad hat actors” with malevolent intent, the report said. And 65% of deep and

12344892685?profile=RESIZE_400xA Tesla software engineer suffered severe injuries when he was attacked by a malfunctioning robot on the floor of the electric car maker’s factory in Austin, Texas.  Witnesses said that the robot, which was designed to move aluminum car parts, pinned the engineer and sank its metal claws into his back and arm, leaving a trail of blood along the floor.  The engineer was programming software that controls robots to cut car parts from freshly cast aluminum pieces.

While two of the robots were disab

11003976854?profile=RESIZE_400xTesla has been hacked at the Pwn2Own hacking event, and the hacking group has
taken home a Tesla Model 3 and $100,000.

As electric vehicles and their significant amount of integrated software have become more common in everyday life, the security around them has become significantly more critical.  In the worst-case scenario, a hacker could not only gain access to a car but could leak user data or even take control of the vehicle.  Now, at the Pwn2Own hacking competition, a group of hackers succ

10843914886?profile=RESIZE_400xLast week, we reported an alleged cyber-attack on Italian automaker Ferrari.  Well, high end automaker has confirmed the leak of some internal documents but did not say how it happened.  On 10 October, RansomEXX, a ransomware-as-a-service operator, claimed to have breached Ferrari, though the company said it is investigating how the leak occurred.  Italy’s Red Hot Cyber reported that internal documents, including repair manuals, datasheets, etc., sizing up to 6.99 gigabytes, were leaked.  Ransom

10832874483?profile=RESIZE_400xDue to the energy and cost-of-living crisis, the cost of charging an electric vehicle is now almost as much as the equivalent cost for petrol/gasoline.   In the UK, the cost of charging at a Pay-As-You-Go rapid charger has increased 42% since May, according to RAC reports (UK’s Report on Motoring) this past week.[1]  This means drivers now pay 18p per mile to drive their electric vehicle, compared to 19p for petrol (gas) cars.[2]

The motoring group said the average price for using the chargers h

10783772893?profile=RESIZE_400xTesla is set to unveil a new humanoid robot, Optimus, in late September 2022.  There has been a lot of speculation surrounding Tesla's strategy in entering the robotics market, and a recent post by Elon Musk sheds some new light.

In the post, published in China's Cyberspace Administration's official publication, Musk continued to make the point underlined since announcing the Tesla Bot project in 2021: That Tesla, because of its major investments in autonomous driving, is arguably the biggest ro

10570671892?profile=RESIZE_400xRecently, a researcher has shown how a simple key card feature introduced by Tesla last year could be abused to add an unauthorized key that allows an attacker to open and start a vehicle.  The research was conducted by an Austria-based member of the Trifinite research group, which focuses on Bluetooth security.  Https://trifinite.ord   

The Trifinite Group was founded in August 2004 and it is a loosely coupled group of computer experts that focuses on researching wireless communications and rel

10070957501?profile=RESIZE_400xA 19-year-old security researcher said he was able to hack into over 25 Teslas from around the world.  Recently the young hacker published a blog post explaining how he was able to remotely hack into the cars via security bugs in TeslaMate, a popular open source logging tool that tracks anything from the Tesla's energy consumption to location history.  The teenager hails from Dinkelsbühl, Germany and first revealed news of the vulnerability on Twitter earlier in January, but waited to fully deta