Tesla car owner Shan Junhua chats about privacy near his vehicle, while charging it in Shanghai. When Shan bought his Tesla Model X, he knew it was a fast, beautiful car. What he did not know is that Tesla constantly sends information about the precise location of his car to the Chinese government. Carmakers selling electric vehicles in China send a constant feed of information about the location of cars to the government. Photo: AP

In China, your car could be talking to the government

  • Chinese officials said the data gathered is used for analytics to improve public safety, facilitate industrial development and infrastructure planning, and to prevent fraud in subsidy programmes
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Tesla car owner Shan Junhua chats about privacy near his vehicle, while charging it in Shanghai. When Shan bought his Tesla Model X, he knew it was a fast, beautiful car. What he did not know is that Tesla constantly sends information about the precise location of his car to the Chinese government. Carmakers selling electric vehicles in China send a constant feed of information about the location of cars to the government. Photo: AP
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