Business Insider is reporting that Tesla is planning to introduce new, less secure platforms for leasing vehicles in order to reduce the risk of theft and fraud.
This news comes just a day after the company confirmed that its vehicles will be equipped with “back-end” systems, and that they will be fully encrypted.
According to the company, the new systems will “make it easier for a vehicle owner to secure their vehicle and track it on the secure network”.
The new systems, which Tesla is calling the “Secure Model S”, will “require an additional piece of hardware (back-up hardware), which is already available to Tesla owners.”
The back-end will also “allow Tesla owners to securely store data, such as the registration and serial numbers of their vehicles”.
The company says that “backup hardware” will be provided by third-party manufacturers, and Tesla has confirmed that “we are actively working with the manufacturers to ensure they have the capability to provide such hardware”.
Tesla has also confirmed that the new hardware will not be sold to the public, and only “authorized individuals” will receive access to it.
The company has also said that “at this time we are unable to provide additional information about the security measures on the Secure Model S.”
The company is also still “working to secure the security of our secure vehicles and vehicles from external cyber-attacks”.
According to Business Insider, “the Secure Model is the first Tesla to have a secure back-up for its data”.
Tesla says that its cars are backed up “with a combination of hardware and software”.
This new technology will enable “autonomous driving” via “automated systems” to avoid a “loss of control” during the “driverless vehicle”.
Tesla also claims that its system will also allow “driver-controlled access to the vehicle”.
“Tesla will have secure hardware and systems to ensure that drivers, passengers, and other passengers of the vehicle can safely and securely access the vehicle and to the connected connected ecosystem,” the company said.
Tesla has previously said that its driverless cars will not have any back-ups.
“We do not store any personal data or private information that we would normally want in a driverless vehicle,” the firm said in October 2016.
“Instead, our autonomous vehicles are powered by battery power and electric propulsion, with the vehicle’s interior and exterior design based on real human behavior and design.”
The company said that, “as we develop our driverless vehicles, we will be improving their safety by using different sensors, such to the driver’s eye and ear, to enhance their safety.
This will enable the vehicle to drive in environments that are not as challenging for humans.”
The firm also added that its “Driverless Safety” system will “enable vehicles to drive more safely in urban areas, as well as in more remote locations, where drivers are not expected to be present and must rely on a ‘self-parking’ feature.”
We believe that autonomous vehicles will significantly improve public safety and the safety of people everywhere,” the statement added.