Connected Vehicles

We are on the cusp of finally reducing the number of lives lost on our nation’s roads. ITS America supports preserving the 5.9 GHz band for V2X safety critical communications.


36,560 Lives lost on U.S. roads in 2018 and families shattered. Vehicle-to-vehicle (V2V), vehicle-to-infrastructure (V2I) and vehicle-to-pedestrian (V2P) communications can change that number.

V2X Coalition Letter to the White House Chief of Staff Regarding 5.9 GHz Spectrum Reallocation


FCC Proposal on the Use of the 5.9 GHz Band – Comment Synopsis

Top Priorities

  • Preserving the 5.9 GHz spectrum for V2X communications can help address the scourge of lives lost and ruined on U.S. roads.

    Fact Sheet "Saving Lives: Preserving the Safety Spectrum" Fact Sheet
  • ITS America's Platform and Recommendations for FAST Act Reauthorization: Moving People, Data, and Freight; Safer, Greener, Smarter

    Fact Sheet 2020: ITS America FAST Act Reauthorization Platform and Recommendations
  • Autonomous Vehicle Design Should Benefit Broader Group of Potential Drivers

    Fact Sheet Driverless Cars and Accessibility: Designing the Future of Transportation for People with Disabilities


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Statement of ITS America President & CEO Shailen Bhatt on FCC’s Plan for 5.9GHz Spectrum

Federal Communications Commission (FCC) Chairman Ajit Pai made clear today that the Commission intends to move forward with its plan to give away a majority of the 5.9 GHz safety spectrum that currently allows life-saving…

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…

28th ITS World Congress to be Held in Los Angeles in 2022

WASHINGTON – The Intelligent Transportation Society of America (ITS America), in partnership with Reed Exhibitions, today announced that the 28th ITS World Congress will be held in Los Angeles in 2022, marking the signature event’s…

ITS World Congress Los Angeles 2020 News & ITS America 2021 Atlanta Announcement

“We are disappointed not to gather in person, but the spirit of innovation to solve transportation challenges is more important than ever right now. Join us for a virtual engagement to learn from leaders around the world on how different countries are using technology to solve challenges during this difficult time,” said Shailen Bhatt, President & CEO, ITS America.

ITS America “Between Two Futures” Series Launches

Shailen Bhatt and Seleta Reynolds of LADOT chat in the first installment of ITS America’s #ITSABetween2Futures video chat series: How We Map Towards Safer, Greener, Smarter, Transportation.

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

ITS America’s statement on the Alliance for Automotive Innovation’s spectrum band plan.

Advocacy Materials

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  • Letter from V2X Stakeholders to the Senate Commerce, Science, and Transportation Committee

    A Letter from V2X Stakeholders to the United States Senate Committee on Commerce, Science, and Transportation.

  • FCC Proposal on the Use of the 5.9 GHz Band: Reply Comment Synopsis

    FCC Proposal on Use of the 5.9 GHz Band – Reply Comment Synopsis: State and city departments of transportation, safety groups, technology companies, automakers, technical experts, first responders, and many others submitted compelling arguments in support of maintaining the full 75 MHz of the 5.9 GHz Band for vehicle communications.”

  • ITS America’s Reply Comments to the FCC – Use of the 5.850-5.925 GHz Band

    ITSA calls on the FCC to heed calls from stakeholders across the transportation industry – including the USDOT and not move forward with its plan to give away a vast majority of the spectrum used for transportation safety critical communications.


    V2X, otherwise known as Vehicle-to-Everything, is a technology which allows vehicles to communicate with their surroundings. V2X communications systems are mainly used for the purpose of increasing safety and preventing collisions through a…

  • FCC Proposal on the Use of the 5.9 GHz Band – Comment Synopsis

    ITS America has compiled a synopsis of comments to the FCC’s proposal to give away a majority of the 5.9GHz band to unlicensed devices. Thank you to all members that filed comments – the overwhelming majority of comments opposed the…


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ITS Midwest State Chapter: 2020 Virtual Annual Meeting

ITS Texas State Chapter: 2020 Virtual Annual Meeting

Mobility XX- Part 1: Women in the Workplace

Transportation is woven through every facet of society, yet:- Women pay more for transportation than men as they balance work, home, family and travel-Women’s safety concerns shrink their transportation choices-Women’s economic…

ITS Virginia State Chapter: 2020 Virtual Annual Meeting

ITS Alaska State Chapter: 2020 Virtual Annual Meeting

ITS America Member Webinar: Velodyne Lidar

A Lidar-Based Approach to Pedestrian Safety