Next week (July 16-17) in Beijing, China there will be a hacking contest to crack the Tesla Model S.

Next week (July 16-17) in Beijing, China there will be a hacking contest to crack the Tesla Model S.

To our knowledge, this is the first time ever when there's a competition organized to hack a vehicle and it will happen between July 16 and 17 in Beijing, China. Those interested can enter the contest by registering for the SyScan conference (click here) and will have the possibility of cracking the Tesla Model S by using one of the computers available during the event.

A Tesla Motors spokesperson told Forbes the company isn't involved at all in this contest but they do hope that all flaws found will be directed to Tesla to fix them as soon as possible. It should be mentioned Model S owners can easily report any flaws they find in their cars through the vulnerability disclosure program.

The person who will be able to take control of the Model S and do the most "damage" via a computer will win 10,000 USD.

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