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Elon Musk visits Beijing to discuss enabling autonomous driving mode on Tesla cars – Reports

According to media reports, Elon Musk is in Beijing to discuss introducing an autonomous driving mode to Tesla automobiles in China.

Mr. Musk expects to present Full Self Driving (FSD) abilities in China and move privately gathered information abroad to upgrade its calculations. While FSD is functional in nations like the US, it isn't yet accessible in China. This comes after a report from the United States that linked Tesla's autonomous driving features to at least 13 accidents, one of which resulted in a fatality.

Tesla's second-largest market is China. By incorporating self-driving features that are comparable to Tesla's, competitors like Xpeng, which has its headquarters in Guangzhou, are attempting to compete with Tesla. Tesla has previously attempted to reassure Chinese authorities in response to concerns, including setting up a data center in Shanghai to process customer data in accordance with local regulations.

The US National Highway Traffic Safety Administration (NHTSA) is looking into whether a recall effectively addressed safety issues with Tesla's driver assistance system at the same time as the visit. The NHTSA noticed that notwithstanding prerequisites for drivers to stay mindful and prepared to take control while independent driving is actuated, drivers associated with the accidents "neglected to connect adequately."

The controller's investigation happened before Tesla's reported review expected to resolve the issue. The software of Tesla is made to make sure the driver is paying attention and to limit the use of the feature to driving on highways or other suitable conditions. Mr. Musk has promised that Teslas will act as independent "robotaxis" for quite a long time. He predicted that Teslas would reach "full autonomy" by 2018 in 2015, and that robotaxis would be operational in 2019 as well.

This month, the Tesla President reported plans to uncover the organization's robotaxi in August. Pundits assert that Mr. The company's stock price has decreased as a result of challenges such as global declines in demand for electric vehicles and competition from lower-cost Chinese manufacturers. Musk consistently exaggerates the potential for full autonomous driving to boost the company's stock price.

Mr. Musk discredits these cases. In the first three months of the year, the automaker saw profits fall to $1.13 billion (£910 million), down from $2.51 billion in 2023. Its stock has plunged by 43% this year.


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