According to 36 Krypton reports, Tesla is building a local operation team of about 20 people in China to promote the implementation of the autonomous driving solution FSD (Full Self-Drive) in the Chinese market. A person familiar with the industry chain said, Tesla has sent engineers from the headquarters for training.
At the same time, Tesla is also trying to set up a data labelling team in China, with a scale of about a hundred people, the report said. This is also a preparation for training the FSD algorithm.
A person familiar with the matter said that for Tesla to conduct tests in Shanghai, it needs to apply for a temporary license in Pudong Lingang, where it is registered, and after two weeks of trial operation, it must pass the approval of relevant review committees before it can obtain long-term test qualifications. It will take at least three months to obtain this qualification.
It is worth mentioning that there is information feedback from the user side. One of the vehicle system updates on August 9 involves automatic driving data collection. Users can choose whether to participate according to their own wishes.
In addition, Tesla China stated in a statement yesterday that Tesla has established a data center in China, and all data generated by selling vehicles in the Chinese mainland market will be stored in China.
FSD is a fully autonomous driving solution developed by Tesla for many years, with the goal of driving without human intervention. At present, FSD has launched a beta version in North America, and will soon push the official version to all users. Tesla CEO Musk said at the Artificial Intelligence Conference last month that FSD may have L4 or even L5 fully autonomous driving capabilities later this year.
To succeed in the Chinese market, Tesla faces many challenges. First of all, the road conditions and traffic conditions in the Chinese market are very different from those in the US market, especially in first-tier cities, where complex scenarios require more data collection and algorithm optimization. Secondly, Tesla also needs to comply with the regulatory requirements and safety standards of the Chinese market and conduct relevant tests and approvals. Finally, Tesla also needs to compete with domestic car companies and technology companies. These companies are also actively promoting high-end intelligent driving solutions and have localization advantages.