Just saw this hack contest scheduled at the SyScan conference in Beijing, for July 16-17. This is similar to other contests where hackers try to gain access to various systems (PC, Mac, Linux), but this is the first time I've ever seen this for a car. On the surface, it seems a little scary and inciting others to do evil, but it highlights security flaws and assuming the hackers share the information with Tesla, it can make our cars more secure. Hack a Tesla, win $10,000 - Autoblog As Tesla and other advanced cars become more common, it will be even more critical that security come front and center. I'll be watching the results with interest: even if the hackers are unable to access the MS controls, it should be a wake up call to Tesla that they are now officially on the radar. I'd imagine that if hackers aren't able to hack the Tesla, there will be even greater incentive and street cred for someone to be the first to hack a Tesla.