FreedomEV, an open source project that adds features to Tesla cars


Jasper nuyens, along with a group of hackers calling themselves "Tesla Pirates," I take advantage of this year's FOSDEM event to present its launch plan, dit-il, all the power of Tesla cars.

FOSDEM is a free event that allows software developers to meet, brainstorm, and collaborate. Every year in Brussels it brings together thousands of free and open source software developers from all over the world.

How did this idea come about?

Jasper Nuyens is the Managing Director of Linux Belgium, a company that provides Linux consulting, training, and support services to other Linux-based companies in a professional manner in the context of embedded Linux and servers.

After acquiring a Tesla X last year, the person hacked into it to refit some car components and add other features.

He had built a Raspberry Pi in the car, with his own internet link. The Linux expert had also created a number of additional flaws in the system software, so it was easily excluded if Tesla took certain countermeasures.

So, thanks to these adjustments, Nuyens had new possibilities for its electric car to add other features.

After this, the hacker devised a program to launch the electric vehicle software.

FreedomEV, a project with many ambitions

The project FreedomEV aims to give you full control over your own vehicle. About its security and full functions and capabilities.

The future possibilities are endless. We explore how we are doing this, why and what is possible.

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“Cars are one of the last tools used that is still essentially analog.

This is changing, cars are entering our digital world, the one we control. They are constantly online, controlled by computers.

For many people, cars are a symbol of freedom. Still, there is no guarantee that the future of our electric cars will be free. «

The opportunity to ensure that our future cars are and remain free is now, ”he told FOSDEM microphones.

His FreedomEV project does everything from one key, for now, he assures.

The hacker has many features in your FreedomEV project, including one called "Romantic Mode" and the other "Privacy Mode."

About the two modes of FreedomEV

He designed the first mode, that is, the romantic mode to display the messages on the center console and will repeat these same messages through the car's speakers.

The other way, confidentiality mode, is particularly appreciated by some netizens who own Tesla, who find it very interesting.

The defender of the free computing world, presents this second mode as a special driving mode in which your car will not be able to register your position, or disclose your location information via Wi-Fi or 4G, or any other means.

For him, this mode is a feature that preserves the privacy of a Tesla car owner.

"A fundamental element of freedom in FreedomEV seems to be that you should be able to drive somewhere without losing too much of your privacy," he argues to justify creating this mode.

The other features he talked about are available in the video of his move to the FOSDEM conference.

What does Tesla think about modifying its products?

What he does know is that the car house of Tesla accompanies him in his initiative. Think that together, the hackers of Tesla and Tesla will make the cars of this brand even better.

Will Tesla agree to work with Jasper Nuyens to improve its electric cars?

According to him, these aforementioned features need to be integrated with cars as well as others to allow Tesla car owners to enjoy an out-of-the-box experience.

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  1.   Antonio said

    The same as the motherboard item. Where you put free must refer to free. RMS has already commented that it is a matter of freedom, not price. Ardor for example sells its software, but it is free.