In the German capital, Berlin, Tesla cars are no longer allowed in some police areas. These include the headquarters and the LKA State Police Office. This relates to the eight cameras that Teslas is equipped with, which permanently capture the car’s surroundings.
According to an internal memo, Berlin police fear privacy breaches and are objecting to the photos stored at Tesla’s European headquarters in the Netherlands. It’s unclear what Elon Musk’s company is doing with these photos. Earlier this year, it emerged that Berlin’s public prosecutor had received video recordings from Tesla showing the accidents.
Cameras in cars are meant to aid with driving and parking, but they can also act as a dashcam that takes pictures in the event of an accident. There is also a monitoring mode that can be turned on after the car is stopped. Then the cameras start as soon as someone approaches.
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