American electric vehicle manufacturer Tesla has set up a data center in China to store data on its vehicles locally, the company said on Tuesday.
According to the company, all data on vehicles sold by this company in mainland China will be stored in the country. Tesla plans to build more local data centers over time.
In the future, Tesla car owners will be able to access a platform for querying vehicle data as part of the enterprise's efforts to standardize the management of this data and ensure its security, the company promised.
Previously it was reported that Chinese officials suspected Tesla of spying on people and objects using autopilot cameras and an internal driver monitoring camera. In particular, the Chinese Ministry of Defense has banned the parking of American electric vehicles on the territories of residential complexes of military personnel and military bases.
In China, the world's largest automotive market and a key battleground for electric vehicles (EVs), Tesla sold 147,445 vehicles last year, representing 30% of its global total.