The carmaker is working with a technology firm to make it possible for its drivers to check the status of their Tesla Model S electric cars.
Transit driver jobs in Italy are one of the hardest in Europe.
The carmaker has been using the technology to offer a virtual tour of the Model S fleet and check the driver’s status, including their driving history.
It’s one of several ways Tesla is helping its drivers check the state of their cars.
It’s also one of many examples of the company offering its services in a way that’s free of charge.
But now, Teslas in Italy, which has about half the world’s population, are also required to pay to access the technology.
In a statement, Tesla said it is working to “address the issue in a fair and equitable manner”, but that “it is also important to note that the information will only be available to those who are eligible for Tesla’s services”.
Transportation Network Operator Europe (TNO), the European Union’s telecommunications watchdog, has warned of the potential for privacy breaches if the service is used to log data for private companies.
The Commission’s privacy watchdog has been monitoring Teslas’ use of the data and has recommended that TNO investigate how the company manages the data.
Tesla has since confirmed that it has begun to introduce a new technology to allow drivers to view their car’s status using the internet.
The company says that it will also be providing this functionality for all future vehicles.
Teslas cars in Italy were recently featured in a BBC documentary on the topic.
This story first appeared on News.au