Baidu, Tesla agree on mapping deal for FSD in China, sources say

By Thomson Reuters Apr 28, 2024 | 11:24 PM

BEIJING (Reuters) – Baidu, China’s major internet search company, reached an agreement with Tesla to grant the car company access to its mapping license for data collection on China’s public roads, two people familiar with the matter said.

The deal clears a final regulatory hurdle for Tesla’s driver assistance system, which Tesla calls Full Self Driving (FSD) to be offered in China, the sources said.

As part of the deal, Baidu would also provide its lane-level navigation system to Tesla, they said.

(Reporting by Liam Mo in Beijing, Zhang Yan and Brenda Goh in Shanghai; Editing by Christian Schmollinger)