2019-12-28, 13:05–13:10, Borg

Tesla vehicles with 'Phone Key' transmit a unique ID.Tesla Radar tracks these IDs and creates a heat-map in order to raise awareness for the issue.

Newer Tesla vehicles (eg. Tesla Model 3) transmit unique IDs via Bluetooth that does not change over time an that cannot be disabled by the owner. Tesla stated, that they have no intentions (as of July 2019) to change the implementation of the 'Phone Key' feature to a privacy friendly version.

in order to raise awareness for this shortcoming, the Android app Tesla Radar gamifies the process of spotting Tesla vehicles with 'Phone Key' feature around the globe.


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