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Tesla developing platform to allow car owners in China data access

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<p><body> <p> (Corrects headline to show platform gives owners access to data)</p> <p><span class="caps">BEIJING</span> (Reuters) -U.S. electric-vehicle maker Tesla Inc said on Thursday it was developing a platform for car owners in China that will allow them to access data generated by their vehicles.</p> <p>Tesla, which makes Model 3 sedans and Model Y sport-utility vehicles at its Shanghai factory, aims to launch the data platform this year, it said in a statement.</p> <p>This is the first time an automaker has announced plans to allow customers access car data in China, the world’s biggest car market.</p> <p>Automakers for the past several years have been equipping more vehicles with cameras and sensors to capture images of a car’s surroundings. Control of use, sending and storage of these images is a fast-emerging challenge for the industry and regulators worldwide.</p> <p>China last month published draft rules to ensure the security of data generated by smart cars. Data collected from Tesla electric cars in China is stored in the country, a company executive said last month.</p> <p>Tesla in April was targeted by state media and regulators after a customer, angry over the handling of her complaint about malfunctioning brakes, climbed on top of a Tesla car in protest at the Shanghai auto show. Videos of the incident went viral.</p> <p>Tesla provided the data related to the brake incident to the customer complying with the local authorities’ order.</p> <p> (Reporting by Yilei Sun and Tony Munroe; Editing by Christian Schmollinger, Rashmi Aich and Vinay Dwivedi)</p> </body></p>