China’s electric cars are government spies
Nothing of strategic importance falls outside Beijing’s surveillance machinery. So it shouldn't be a surprise that the Chinese government has its eyes on the country's electric cars. In a recent visit to an electric-car battery factory in China, Quartz was told that all electric carmakers in the country are required to provide data collected fromRead full story
China’s electric cars are government spies. It’s kinda their whole thing.
This is exactly why China will win the race toward autonomous vehicles. The biggest challenge for the new technology is having a large enough dataset to train its algorithms, and while we have personal privacy laws making that difficult in the Western world, China has no such boundaries (regardless of what they may claim).
This is rather concerning: "Quartz was told that all electric carmakers in the country are required to provide data collected from the cars to the government."
Sure, there are ways to potentially track other vehicles but now these electronic carmakers are "required" to send info to the government.
Knowing China's love for surveillance, this shouldn't be surprising. I expect this reporting or any other to change little inside China. But it could have an impact on what China exports...just look at Huawei!
China's elective cars may be spies now, but it's hard to imagine an autonomous vehicle future where everyone isn't able to determine your whereabouts all the time. long live the bicycle!
well, after reading NYT’s location dara article, I am wondering where is the line, and also wondering whther I could give up convenience as a trade-off. I could give up Facebook maybe, but difficult to give up gmail or car(if I live in local city)
Well,I love bicycle despite it’s a bit cold outside in winter lol
The Chinese government is plugged into electric car data. (Who is surprised by this?)
Not even remotely surprising.
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