The story appears on

Page A7

October 26, 2021

GET this page in PDF

Free for subscribers

View shopping cart

Related News

Home » Business » Auto

Tesla opens 1st overseas R&D center

Tesla has opened its new research center and a gigafactory data center in Shanghai, the first of its kind among Tesla’s overseas facilities, the electric car company said on Monday.

The data center in Lingang may relieve concerns of China’s Tesla owners and industry executives who are worried that personal information and data could be transferred to overseas centers without permission, among other data security issues.

“The center will boost Tesla’s localized process in China, train local talent and further accelerate the prosperity of China’s intelligent car research ecosystem,” said Zhu Xiaotong, Tesla China president.

Tesla has completed the relevant approval and filing process for the local data center, which will cover data from its gigafactory in Lingang in the Pudong New Area.

“Data security is key to the success of intelligent and connected vehicles,” Tesla CEO Elon Musk said in September. “All personally identifiable information is securely stored in China without being transferred overseas.”

Tesla’s Autopilot, its advanced driver-assistance feature, relies on collecting data of location, traffic and car owners to for its autonomous driving functions, raising security issues.

The Shanghai center is Tesla’s first overseas R&D center based on vehicle development with 28 labs. They focus on sectors as software, hardware, electronics, materials, power and energy engineering.

It highlights China’s new-energy vehicle R&D field is in line with international standards, the company said.

With Tesla and other companies’ development, Lingang’s automotive industry output is forecast to pass 100 billion yuan (US$15.6 billion) annually.

In the third quarter, the company quadrupled its profit to US$1.6 billion and revenue surged 57 percent to US$13.8 billion from a year earlier. It delivered a record 241,391 vehicles during the period, with sales significantly ramping up in North America and China.


Copyright © 1999- Shanghai Daily. All rights reserved.Preferably viewed with Internet Explorer 8 or newer browsers.

沪公网安备 31010602000204号

Email this to your friend