But here’s where it gets interesting: Telsa is continuously uploading real-world sensor data from 7.0-equipped vehicles to home base — Musk calls it « fleet learning technology » — which means that the autopilot capabilities should theoretically get more reliable over time.
We’d been discussing doing a visualization of mobile data, and while he was researching into what was available, Alasdair discovered this file. At first we weren’t sure how much data was there, but after we dug further and visualized the extracted data, it became clear that there was a scary amount of detail on our movements. It also became obvious that at least some other people knew about it, but it wasn’t being publicized.
« This open-source application maps the information that your iPhone is recording about your movements. It doesn’t record anything itself, it only displays files that are already hidden on your computer ».