Tesla Ready to Register FSD in China: Report

After a lot of hard work, Tesla is finally getting ready to register its FSD (Full Self-Driving) in China, according to a report. The company is striving to begin rolling out the technology later this year.

According to Reuters sources, once Tesla successfully registers the software with China’s Ministry of Industry and Information Technology (MIIT), it will be able to begin internal testing of FSD on public roads in China. After this, the company will be able to begin offering it to Chinese customers. In addition to purchasing the FSD package, customers will also be offered a monthly subscription model. Tesla will offer this capability to its customers in China for about $98 per month, according to people familiar with the matter.

This information comes against the backdrop of a recent report on the development of FSD in China. Late last week it became known that Tesla employees in China noticed changes in information about their cars. Now, in the in-car “Additional Information” screen there is “Employee FSD Beta Version Program: Registered.” According to Chris Zheng on X, this wording was added with the spring update. It is worth noting that, at the moment, only visual updates have been noticed; cars still do not have activated FSD.

Tesla is working hard to release FSD V12 in China. Selling the technology there would open up a new source of income for the company. FSD deployment in China will also “pressure other EV startups to accelerate their research and development,” said Yale Zhang, managing director at Shanghai-based consultancy, Automotive Foresight, according to Asia Financial.

Tesla has been preparing to launch FSD in China for some time now. The company collects and processes data collected in the country only in local data centers to comply with Chinese requirements. Earlier it also became known that Tesla had expanded its agreement with the Chinese mapping company, Baidu. It was reported that FSD will work in China on Baidu’s deeply customized lane level map, specially designed for Advanced Driving Assistance.

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