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In China, your car could be talking to the government • Associated PREss
Erika Kinetz:
<p>When Shan Junhua bought his white Tesla Model X, he knew it was a fast, beautiful car. What he didn’t know is that Tesla constantly sends information about the precise location of his car to the Chinese government.

Tesla is not alone. China has called upon all electric vehicle manufacturers in China to make the same kind of reports — potentially adding to the rich kit of surveillance tools available to the Chinese government as President Xi Jinping steps up the use of technology to track Chinese citizens.

“I didn’t know this,” said Shan. “Tesla could have it, but why do they transmit it to the government? Because this is about privacy.”

More than 200 manufacturers, including Tesla, Volkswagen, BMW, Daimler, Ford, General Motors, Nissan, Mitsubishi and U.S.-listed electric vehicle start-up NIO, transmit position information and dozens of other data points to government-backed monitoring centers, The Associated Press has found. Generally, it happens without car owners’ knowledge.

The automakers say they are merely complying with local laws, which apply only to alternative energy vehicles. Chinese officials say the data is used for analytics to improve public safety, facilitate industrial development and infrastructure planning, and to prevent fraud in subsidy programs.</p>


<a href="http://show.evsmc.org:6064/#/national/">Have a look at the website</a> if you like. That's quite a thing.
china  surveillance  car 
1 hour ago by charlesarthur
Uncertain Tomorrow — Panos Pictures
William Daniels has been to Central African Republic on a number of occasions since the outbreak of the violence to report on the disintegration of an African nation. His last trip was in March 2016.
CARcrisis  CAR  Panos  photography  photojournalism 
6 hours ago by noodlepie
Comment immatriculer une voiture allemande en France.
Ce guide vous aide et vous détail la procédure pour immatriculer une voiture allemande en France et obtenir la carte grise française de votre véhicule importé.

Il faudra regrouper un certain nombre de documents vous permettant de constituer votre demande de carte grise.
car  import  germany 
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