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Elon Musk's visit to China triggers automotive revolution

Written by Noel Budeguer
Published 04/06/2024 às 11:04
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Elon Musk went to China and talked to the prime minister: a day later, the Chinese government removed restrictions on Tesla cars

Elon Musk went to China and talked to the prime minister: a day later, the Chinese government removed restrictions on Tesla cars

Elon Musk's recent visit to Beijing last Sunday, April 28, caused quite a stir in the industry automotive and technology. During his stay, Musk surprisingly met with Chinese Premier Li Qiang in the middle of the city's first major auto show in four years, as reported by CNBC.

This meeting came at a crucial time as local Chinese authorities on Monday, April 29, removed restrictions imposed on Tesla cars manufactured in China after they met the country's strict data security requirements.


The new data security requirements for connected vehicles established by China are strict and address several areas, such as the anonymization of facial recognition data and transparency in the processing of personal information. Tesla was recognized as one of the first manufacturers to comply with these regulations.

It is important to note that Tesla was not the only company to overcome these regulations. Several new energy vehicle manufacturers such as BYD, Lotus, Nezha, Li Auto and Nio have also met strict data security requirements in China. This demonstrates the commitment of the entire automotive industry to protecting user privacy and security.

While Elon Musk's Tesla electric vehicles are very popular in China, they have faced challenges due to concerns about data collection by the American manufacturer. This situation has generated debates both nationally and internationally, especially with regard to the security of data collected by connected vehicles.

Problems persist with Tesla's full autonomous driving

Additionally, Elon Musk's visit raised expectations about the availability of Tesla's Full Self Driving (FSD) driver assistance software in China. However, some experts point out the challenges the company faces in launching this technology in the country, especially in a complex and competitive regulatory environment.

Musk has raised expectations about the availability of Tesla's Full Self Driving (FSD) driver assistance software in China. Source: Xataca


Despite these advances, Elon Musk's Tesla has decided not to exhibit at this year's Beijing Auto Show, a decision that may be influenced by past incidents during similar events. However, the Chinese premier's visit to local companies during the event highlights the strategic importance of the Chinese automotive market in the global industry.

Elon Musk's visit to China and recent advances in the automotive industry highlight the importance of innovation and collaboration in a constantly evolving market. While challenges persist, the industry is demonstrating its ability to adapt and comply with data security regulations, which is critical to ensuring user trust and protection.

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Noel Budeguer

Of Argentine nationality, I am a news writer and specialist in the field. I cover topics such as science, oil, gas, technology, the automotive industry, renewable energy and all trends in the job market.

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