US reviewing security of connected vehicles linked to certain countries

Regulators want to protect U.S. national security from foreign threats, citing potential issues with countries such as China, Iran, North Korea and Russia.

The U.S. is focused on connected vehicles that are designed, developed or manufactured by entities connected with those countries in question, citing concerns over security issues that could be exploited.

Among the technology being scrutinized, some trucks have driving-facing cameras, as well as remote operators who can take control of AVs, and telematics that inform route schedules. That means the vehicles can collect sensitive data about people and fleets, capturing biometric information and environmental data, which foreign threats could have access to, the notice said.

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