Here’s a joke for you: China has banned Tesla from military complexes over concern for their data collection capabilities. And by “joke,” we mean a real thing that’s happening.
According to a report by Bloomberg, the Chinese military has banned Tesla vehicles from within their military complexes and housing compounds. Relative Tesla owners have been advised to park outside the military properties.
The reason? Data collection. The current claim is that the ban is the result of Tesla vehicles collecting data in a way that China cannot control or moderate. Specifically, the vehicle’s built-in camera system could expose sensitive information about the area.
Tesla’s China representative and China’s Defense Ministry have both not commented on this at this time.
In all fairness, this makes sense. You can’t go walking around an American military base with several GoPros strapped to your head. And while Tesla may not have the American Government in their interest (especially after trying to force in-person work during a pandemic), but they’re still a third party developing cars with numerous cameras in them. Tesla has a reputation for data collection, too. While much of it is for advancing their self-driving systems, there’s still something to be said about a human’s privacy.
It’s just funny seeing this come from China.
Tesla Vehicles are Banned in Chinese Military Bases
Posted By: LizardRock | 0 Comment(s) Posted On: Mar 22, 2021 @ 03:12 PM