Tesla is trying to allay spying concerns in China, lest it move to a wider province fueled by nationalism.
The American automaker said on its page on the Chinese social networking site: The cameras in its cars are not activated outside North America.
This comes in order to assuage security concerns in the world’s largest auto market After the company was subjected to a ban on electric vehicles from Chinese military installations.
AndI wrote Tesla on the Chinese blogging platform Weibo, similar to Twitter: US car owners can even choose to operate the camera freely, and the vehicle is equipped with a network security system with world-leading safety levels to ensure user privacy is protected.
Reports emerged last month that China was preventing military personnel and employees of major state-owned companies from stopping Tesla cars at facilities or bringing them to work.
The problem arose from the many cameras crammed into electric vehicles that officials apparently believed could be used to record activities at the base or monitor troop movements.
The new Tesla Model 3 and Model Y cars also come with a compartment camera over the rearview mirror that can take short videos in the event of a collision.
Although Tesla made it clear on its website that these systems are disabled by default, it was once again forced to reduce Chinese surveillance concerns to avoid a national accident.
Tesla president (Elon Musk), Elon Musk, said previously: The company closes its doors if its cars are used to spy in China or any other country.
And foreign companies have recently come under fire in China for saying: The government is forcing Uyghur Muslims into forced labor.
The broader trade war between the United States and China has also raised fears of potential Chinese retaliation in the wake of the Trump administration’s crippling sanctions against Huawei.
China is Tesla’s largest market after the United States, as sales in the country doubled to $ 6.7 billion last year.