ITS AMERICA V2X WEEK: September 28th – October 1st

To continue highlighting the life-saving benefits of V2X technologies, ITS America has announced September 28 – October 1 “V2X Week,” creating opportunities for members and other stakeholders to virtually engage.

Former Transportation Secretaries on the Importance of V2X
Monday, September 28  | 11 AM to 2 PM EDT
As ITS America kicks off its “V2X Week,” please join ITS America President & CEO Shailen Bhatt for a conversation with former secretaries of transportation Ray LaHood and Anthony Foxx on Monday, September 28, 12-12:30 EDT. They will talk about safety, the importance of Vehicle-to-Everything technologies, and the 5.9GHz safety spectrum.  To register, please click HERE.

Qualcomm Hosts C-V2X Virtual Summit 2020 
Tuesday, September 29  | 11 AM to 2 PM EDT
This summit is about paths to broad C-V2X deployment under exploration across the US.  In support of the theme, we discuss spectrum needs, then we debut progress on an initial deployment with VDOT, Audi of America, Qualcomm, VTTI and Commsignia. American Tower will elaborate on new infrastructure business models as part of their involvement in the VDOT initial deployment. Next, Caltrans will point to end-to-end benefits of such a deployment, while an auto industry representative will discuss highlights from CAMP’s year-long field testing of C-V2X.  Additionally, the CTO of 5GAA will recap global trends. The Executive Director of NAMESCO will discuss the need for C-V2X technology to support emergency responders, and Danlaw will feature their C-V2X commercial solution to support traffic signal preemption. To register, please click HERE.

SOS–Save Our Spectrum — The 5.9 Ghz Band and V2X
Wednesday, September 30 | 10 AM – 11 AM EDT
This ITS World Congress ALL -ACCESS session will provide an update to conference attendees on the FCC proceedings concerning V2X spectrum. The panel will discuss the current status of the 5.9 GHz band and any complications or concerns regarding use of the band by V2X. This discussion will include representatives of State and local Governments and private sector technology and service providers to discuss the impact of any FCC proceedings on their plans for V2X deployment. The panel will also discuss any potential alternatives to the 5.9 GHz Band for V2X and will provide an expected timeline for FCC and other regulatory actions that may impact the availability of spectrum for V2X.   To register, please click HERE.

 V2X Video Day
Thursday, October 1 | All day
Throughout Thursday, October 1, ITS America members and V2X stakeholders are releasing short videos about V2X and why this technology is important to their organizations. These videos will highlight the many aspects of safety provided by these technologies and speak to the importance of preserving the 5.9 GHz spectrum for transportation safety. To see the select videos, please search #SaveTheSafetySpectrum on Twitter Thursday.