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U.S. launches inquiry into Chinese connected cars

Biden orders review of dangers of data collection on drivers and passengers

A BYD Seal electric vehicle at a Shanghai trade show in April 2023. The U.S. wants to look into technologies used in connected cars over national security threats.

WASHINGTON -- U.S. President Joe Biden announced on Thursday that he has ordered an investigation into technologies used in connected cars, primarily from China, over national security threats.

"Connected vehicles from China could collect sensitive data about our citizens and our infrastructure and send this data back to the People's Republic of China," Biden said in a statement. "These vehicles could be remotely accessed or disabled."

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