Apr 10 2021
Tesla Assured Chinese Customers that Vehicle Cameras were Off, Addressing Safety Concerns
One of the unique features that Tesla offers on its electric vehicles is Sentry Mode. This feature allows Tesla owners to remotely control their vehicle if someone tries to enter. Last month, the military banned Tesla cars from entering its compound in China, citing safety concerns with cameras on their vehicles. In a social media post on Wednesday, Tesla said its car cameras were not activated outside of North America, which would help address safety concerns in the world's largest auto market. Guard Mode continuously monitors the environment around the car when left unattended. When the driver activates the feature, the Tesla vehicle enters a "Sleep" state similar to a home alarm system, which uses the car's external camera to detect potential threats.