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UK Telegraph: Beijing could remotely stop electric cars made in China on UK roads – ‘Could give access to personal data without permission & gridlock cities’

By Fiona Hamilton  – Chief Reporter

Beijing could gridlock Britain’s roads by remotely stopping electric vehicles made in China, posing a “major security threat”, MPs have been warned.

Electric vehicles can potentially be controlled, adjusted and ultimately even stopped, a vulnerability that could be exploited by China if its relationship with the UK badly deteriorated, an economic security review was told.

Beijing, which has ambitious plans to expand sales of Chinese-made cars in Europe, could also use the cars to steal sensitive data from motorists.



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