ITS America President & CEO Shailen Bhatt Statement on Alliance for Automotive Innovation 5.9 GHz Spectrum Band Plan

ITS America applauds the Alliance for Automotive Innovation’s spectrum band plan, announced today, that provides clarity for how automakers will deploy different connected vehicle technologies within the 5.9 GHz safety spectrum band.

While there have been questions within the industry surrounding use of different technologies, all stakeholders have been united in our steadfast support of saving lives through the deployment of Vehicle-to-Everything (V2X) technologies in the 5.9 GHz band. This plan provides a path for both C-V2X and DSRC technologies to achieve this goal.

The plan is the latest example of why it is critical that the Federal Communications Commission (FCC) preserve the entire 5.9 GHz band for transportation safety critical technologies. The FCC has often said the auto industry lacked consensus on how to use the safety spectrum – this, in addition to the auto industry’s buildout announcement made last week, is one more excuse the FCC no longer has to defend its efforts to give the safety spectrum away to commercial

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