May 27, 2024 02:54 (IST)
Follow us:
facebook-white sharing button
twitter-white sharing button
instagram-white sharing button
youtube-white sharing button
'Man-made disaster': Gujarat High Court takes suo motu cognizance of Rajkot gaming zone fire that killed 27 people | Payal Kapadia's Indian film All We Imagine As Light wins Grand Prix Award at Cannes | 'Was told to take the blame': Pune Porsche teen's grandfather told driver to take responsibility for crash | 24 killed in gaming zone fire in Gujarat’s Rajkot; PM Modi expresses grief | INDIA bloc performing mujra for vote bank, says Prime Minister Narendra Modi launching a scathing attack on opposition parties
After postponing visit to India, Tesla CEO Elon Musk heads to China
Photo courtesy:

After postponing visit to India, Tesla CEO Elon Musk heads to China

| @indiablooms | 28 Apr 2024, 01:22 pm

Tesla CEO Elon Musk is on a surprise visit to China, the second-largest market for the electric vehicle titan, media reports said.

According to Reuters, Musk started the journey on Sunday to engage with high-ranking Chinese officials in Beijing. His visit to China comes after his trip to India was postponed a week earlier, citing 'Tesla obligations.'

Musk was scheduled to visit India on April 22 and to meet with Prime Minister Narendra Modi and announce plans to enter the Indian market.

Discussions in China will revolve around the implementation of Full-Self Driving (FSD) software in China and the necessary approvals to transfer locally collected data overseas for training algorithms in autonomous driving technologies, reported Reuters citing sources.

In response to a query on the social media platform X, Musk said that Tesla might offer Full-Self Driving (FSD) to customers in China "very soon."

Interestingly, Musk's visit to China was discreet and not widely publicised.

Tesla has adhered to Chinese regulations since 2021 by storing all data collected by its Chinese fleet in Shanghai and has refrained from transferring any data back to the United States, said the report.

Despite interest in NSD in China, Tesla has not yet introduced the model, the most autonomous version of its Autopilot software, in the country. FSD was rolled out by the US electric vehicle maker four years ago.

Support Our Journalism

We cannot do without you.. your contribution supports unbiased journalism

IBNS is not driven by any ism- not wokeism, not racism, not skewed secularism, not hyper right-wing or left liberal ideals, nor by any hardline religious beliefs or hyper nationalism. We want to serve you good old objective news, as they are. We do not judge or preach. We let people decide for themselves. We only try to present factual and well-sourced news.

Support objective journalism for a small contribution.