Tesla Model S owners in Hong Kong find autopilot features suddenly disabled


After a very long wait for long-promised autopilot features, Model S owners in Hong Kong were surely unhappy to discover yesterday that those same features have now been remotely disabled.

According to the International Business Times, Hong Kong officials told Tesla to remove the semiautonomous driving technology until authorities can confirm the features are safe.

The downside of all those automatic updates is that a government can basically shut down a service remotely, for any reason. Imagine if suddenly someone could delete a certain book on all Kindle devices on the planet. This is where we are going if we do not pay attention.


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