Saturday, March 2

President Joe Biden issued a statement this week regarding national security risks China’s policies pose to the U.S. auto industry. He stated, “Most cars these days are ‘connected‘ – they are like smartphones on wheels. These cars are connected to our phones, to navigation systems, to critical infrastructure, and to the companies that made them. 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. These vehicles could be remotely accessed or disabled.“

The president continued, “China imposes restrictions on American autos and other foreign autos operating in China. Why should connected vehicles from China be allowed to operate in our country without safeguards?“

He added, “I am announcing unprecedented actions to ensure that cars on U.S. roads from countries of concern like China do not undermine our national security. I have directed my Secretary of Commerce to conduct an investigation into connected vehicles with technology from countries of concern and to take action to respond to the risks.“

As the Lord Leads, Pray with Us…

  • For Secretary Raimondo to be discerning as she heads the investigation into connected vehicle technology.
  • For U.S. officials as they seek to prevent surveillance by China and other adversarial foreign nations.
  • For the president and his advisors as they consider ways to deter China’s collection of personal and infrastructure information.

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