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Tesla aims to launch its FSD software in China

Left side of Tesla Model 3 main screen showing a computer-generated image of an intersection with cars parked on the sides and the Model 3 following another car
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Tesla is trying to get its advanced driver assistant “Full Self-Driving” (FSD) software registered with China’s Ministry of Industry and Information Technology, according to sources speaking to Reuters. It’s a preliminary step that could lead to employee testing of the system before it eventually rolls out to customers in Tesla’s second-largest global market.

The news comes after CEO Elon Musk’s visit to China last month when government officials lifted restrictions on Tesla vehicle use, and the company secured a deal to collect mapping data. FSD currently costs $99 per month in the US, or $8,000, for a one-time activation, and according to Reuters sources, in China, it could have a similar monthly subscription fee. It will also face…

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