Tesla Dismisses Security Concerns in China By Saying its In-Car Cameras Not Activated Outside North America

April 7, 2021 7:25 pm

Beijing (PingWest)- In-car camera of Tesla sedans are not activated outside of North America, the U.S electric vehicle maker said on Wednesday in a social media post on its official account.

“Even in the United States, car owners can freely choose whether to turn on its camera. Tesla is equipped with a network security system that has world-leading security levels to ensure user privacy protection,” Tesla said on its official social media page of microblogging site Weibo.

Tesla’s smart driving system work in conjunction with radar, cameras to help detect objects ahead of and around the vehicle. Tesla autopilot equip 8 surround cameras that provide 360 degrees of visibility around the car.

In March, Chinese government restricted certain areas and military personnel from using Tesla’s vehicles and told some of its agencies to warn its employee to be careful driving Tesla to work place because of concerns that Tesla’s in-car camera could spy on drivers’ daily activities.

Speaking at the China Development Forum held in Beijing on March 20, Tesla’s CEO Elon Musk has dismissed the concerns by saying his company would be shut down if Tesla’s vehicles were used for spying.

“If Tesla used vehicles to spy in China or anywhere, we would get shun down, it’s very important for us to be confidential, ”Musk said.