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US lawmakers have Chinese LiDAR on their threat-detection radar

November 30, 2023

A US congressional committee has questioned whether Chinese-made Light Detection and Ranging (LiDAR) devices might have a negative impact on national security, and suggested they may therefore be worthy of the same bans that prevent stateside adoption of other tech.

The Select Committee on the Chinese Communist Party (CCP), spearheaded by US representative and committee chairman Mike Gallagher (R-WI), penned a letter to secretaries Gina Raimondo, Lloyd Austin, and Janet Yellen requesting an investigation of Chinese LiDAR manufacturers and the appropriateness of sanctions on those entities.

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