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U.S. investigates Chinese turning ‘smart cars’ into ‘spy cars’

Posted on AllSides February 29th, 2024
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U.S. Commerce Secretary Gina Raimondo
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The Biden administration launched an investigation Thursday into internet-connected “smart cars” from China to determine if they can be used to spy on American drivers.

The probe could result in new regulations aimed at limiting the use of certain technologies in connected cars that track drivers and their personal information, such as driver assistance technology.

“China is determined to dominate the future of the auto market, including by using unfair practices,” President Biden said in a statement. “China’s policies could flood our market with its vehicles, posing risks to our national security. I’m not going to let...

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