- Sep 20, 2021
Elon Musk-owned EV maker Tesla has announced a new data center in China to keep data collected from vehicles in the country locally.
The news comes after the government banned Tesla cars from more locations over data collection concerns.
“We have established a data center in China to achieve data storage localization and will continue to add more local data centers,” Tesla announced via its official Weibo account.
“All data generated from the sales of vehicles in the Chinese mainland market will be stored in China,” it said on Tuesday.
Earlier this year, Electrek reported on Tesla facing some challenges in China regarding its data collection from the cameras in its vehicles.
The People’s Liberation Army, China’s military, issued a notice banning Tesla owners from parking their vehicles on bases and in housing complexes, the report said.
The concerns appeared to be related to Tesla’s use of cameras all around its vehicles and where the data is going.
Musk even commented on the story by stating the obvious: “Tesla is not using its vehicles’ cameras to spy on China,” but it didn’t seem to alleviate the concerns as even more government entities reportedly told employees not to park their Tesla vehicles on government property.
Following those situations, Tesla announced last month that it will store all data collected in China locally.