Tesla owner’s car accidentally stolen due to malfunction

(ORDO NEWS) — Due to an unknown glitch, a Tesla owner accidentally unlocked someone else’s car using his app.

According to Rajesh Randeva from Vancouver, Canada, he got into what he thought was his Tesla electric car while picking up the kids from school.

The car enthusiast said that a few minutes later he received a call – as it turned out, it was the real owner of the car. Later it turned out that the man got into someone else’s car, unlocking the door with his keys.

The journalists explained that Tesla cars can be opened through a key application – the information sent from a smartphone to a car is unique for each electric car.

In this regard, it is impossible to open someone else’s car with your key, so the experts decided that Randev got into someone else’s car and accidentally stole it due to an unknown program failure.

In an interview with Global News, Rajesh Randev said that during the trip he noticed a crack in the windshield, which was not on his car before, but did not attach much importance to this fact.

The man noted that he mixed up the cars due to the fact that both were white. The car owner emphasized that the real owner of the car promptly received his electric car back.

Gizmodo journalists noted that they tried to contact Tesla representatives to get comments about the incident. However, the company did not respond to a written request from the media.

In May 2022, NCC Group specialists talked about a way to steal a Tesla electric car via Bluetooth.

According to experts, with the help of a specially designed repeater, they managed to unlock someone else’s car, located at a distance of 25 meters.

Earlier, Tesla CEO Elon Musk said that the company will develop a motor for permanent magnet electric vehicles without the use of rare earths.


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