Elon Musk went to China on a secret trip; Negotiations for Tesla's autonomous technology

Informed sources say that Elon Musk has gone to China to talk with the authorities of this country.

According to informed sources, Elon Musk's private jet has landed in Beijing today for a surprise visit to the second largest market for Tesla cars.Musk is seeking to meet with senior Chinese officials to discuss bringing Tesla's driver assistance system, known as FSD, to China and obtaining permission to transfer the collected data to the United States to train self-driving algorithms.According to Reuters, Tesla has stored all data collected by its Chinese fleet in Shanghai since 2021, as required by Chinese regulators, and so far has not transferred any data to the United States.

Tesla's driver assistance system was introduced four years ago, and since then, many Chinese users have been asking Tesla to introduce the system in China.Elon Musk's trip to China has been very secret and the people who revealed this news do not want to be named; Because they are not allowed to speak with the media.Tesla previously announced that it would lay off 10 percent of its workforce as it faces declining sales and increased competition among electric cars from Chinese brands.

Since its entry into the Chinese market, Tesla has sold more than 1.7 million cars in this country, and the Shanghai factory is considered the largest Tesla factory in the world.Musk's trip coincides with the Beijing Auto Show, which began a few days ago and ended today. Tesla did not have a stand in this exhibition.Musk previously said that Tesla will introduce new and cheaper models using current platforms. This company plans to introduce a new robotic taxi with autonomous technology on August 8.