Tesla is trying to allay spying concerns in China, lest it moves 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 allay security concerns in the largest auto market in the world after the company was subjected to a ban on electric vehicles from Chinese military installations.
Tesla wrote on the Chinese blogging platform Weibo, similar to Twitter: Even US car owners can freely choose to operate the camera use, and the car is equipped with a network security system with world-leading security 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 forced once again to alleviate 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.
“There is a very strong incentive for us to be very confidential in dealing with any information,” Musk added at a virtual forum in Beijing in March, shortly after reports of the ban surfaced.
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.
For Tesla, China is its largest market after the United States, as sales in the country doubled to $ 6.7 billion last year.