How to Steal a Tesla and What You Should Do to Protect Yourself

It’s possible to unlock and start a Tesla using only using a driver’s App username and password (without the need of a key nor the pincode to unlock the onboard dashboard!)

Let this be a reminder to never trust free Wifi; especially not Wifi that requires you to “log in” (*). Also: Services like these need 2FA …

(*) If you really need to then I suggest trying to log in with a false username/password combo … if you’re in (using that false info) it’s rogue. Additionally: Whenever you’re on free Wifi, use a VPN.

SolarCity and Tesla: Tau Microgrid

The future is happening:

The island of Ta’u in American Samoa, located more than 4,000 miles from the West Coast of the United States, now hosts a solar power and battery storage-enabled microgrid that can supply nearly 100 percent of the island’s power needs from renewable energy. This provides a cost-saving alternative to diesel, removing the hazards of power intermittency and making outages a thing of the past.

SolarCity: Island in the Sun →

Elon Musk’s sleight of hand


Pretty darn good insight in Tesla’s recent Model X announcement:

[W]hen I pull these five things together I don’t see features that are being built or added because they are “fun” […]

No. None of these features have anything to do with building conveniences for humans too lazy to open doors with their hands […]

All of these feature were built for one reason — a self driving future combined with an entire self-driving mobility platform. The Model X was built to be either the ultimate self-driving taxi, or the ultimate human/self-driving rental car — or both.

Connecting. The. Dots.

Elon Musk’s sleight of hand →
Tesla Model X →

pytesla — Python bindings to the Tesla Model S REST API


pytesla is a python binding to the Tesla Model S REST API so that you can monitor your car or programmatically interact with it. It makes it easy to schedule charging times, trigger heating/cooling according to weather or just gather stats.

A car with an API, how cool is that? Can’t wait for the day that an exploit is found in this. Also: that API ain’t RESTful

pytesla →
Tesla Model S REST API →

(via Teusje)