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V2X IN DANGER: How the FCC’s 5.9 GHz Proposal Threatens Transportation Safety

Read ITS America’s newest one-pager, a brief summary of what will likely fit and what will likely be lost should the FCC move forward with its 5.9 GHz proposal.

ITS America Letter to House Committee on Transportation and Infrastructure on Hearing titled "The Administration’s Priorities for Transportation Infrastructure"

Accessible & Barrier Free Research: Executive Summary

ITSA-AASHTO letter to DOT, Commerce, and NEC Requesting Action on 5.9GHz Spectrum

Automated Vehicles

In the past, automotive safety technologies focused on protecting drivers and passengers after a crash. Technology is evolving to the point that crashes can be largely prevented. Automated vehicle technology can drastically reduce and potentially eliminate the 94 percent of crashes caused by human error.

Connected Transportation

ITS America members are actively developing and deploying vehicle to everything (V2X) technologies, which send hazard alerts to vehicles, bicyclists, pedestrians, and traffic lights. These technologies also can enhance automated driving systems, which hold the promise to provide numerous economic, environmental, and societal benefits, such as decreased congestion and fuel consumption, and increased access for the elderly and disabled. These safety innovations require dedicated spectrum to ensure they work every time without signal interference.

Cybersecurity

ITS America is raising the profile of discussions on intelligent mobility cybersecurity; promoting the adoption of best practices and standards; supporting information sharing of threats faced by those developing, operating, or managing smart transportation technologies; and advocating for public policies that enhance cybersecurity readiness.

Top Safety 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
  • Timely updates to ITS America members on Washington’s response to this public health emergency


    Fact Sheet ITS America’s COVID-19 Response Report (April 2020)

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ITS America Statement on House T&I Surface Transportation Bill

“We appreciate the Committee on Transportation and Infrastructure’s investment in technology and look forward to working with the Committee as the bill now moves to the House floor.”

ITS America’s Statement on Senate EPW Surface Transportation Bill

 “This is a great kick-off toward reauthorizing our nation’s surface transportation program. As ITS America noted in our recently-released technology blueprint, enacting policies that deploy intelligent transportation technologies…

ITS America Releases Technology Blueprint

ITS America today released its 2021 policy blueprint, which outlines how technology can transform the U.S. transportation system.

New Research Connects Vehicle and Infrastructure Design for Barrier-Free Mobility

The Autonomous Vehicle Alliance (AVA), the Intelligent Transportation Society of America (ITS America), and AARP, today released research that for the first time looks at barrier-free mobility beyond just the vehicle.

ITS America President & CEO Shailen Bhatt on DeFazio Letter to FCC Supporting 5.9 GHz Band

ITS America appreciates House Committee on Transportation and Infrastructure Chair DeFazio’s prioritization of public safety and applauds his continued support for V2X technologies and their safe operation in the 5.9 GHz band.

ITS America 2021 Annual Meeting Changing Date, Location

New dates and location announced for ITS America’s 2021 Annual Meeting

Safety Advocacy Materials

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  • 5.9 GHz FNPRM Comments of ITS America

    ITS America filed comments on the FCC’s 5.9 GHz Further Notice of Proposed Rulemaking (FNPRM) on June 2, 2021. The FNPRM sought comment on numerous issues related to the transition of V2X communications from the lower 45 MHz to the upper…

  • 2021 ITS America Technology Blueprint

    ITS America believes that developing and deploying transportation technologies provides the opportunity to alleviate many of the negative impacts of our transportation system while providing more equitable and accessible mobility without leaving behind the transportation workers who allow our transportation system to function.

  • FIXING AMERICA’S SURFACE TRANSPORTATION (FAST) ACT REAUTHORIZATION: Platform and Recommendations

    Moving People, Data, and Freight: Safer, Greener, Smarter.

    ITS America supports a FAST Act reauthorization that recognizes the added value of integrating technology into transportation infrastructure and services and provides funding for the rapid deployment of intelligent transportation.”

  • Accessible & Barrier Free Research: Executive Summary

    The Autonomous Vehicle Alliance (AVA), the Intelligent Transportation Society of America (ITS America), and AARP, have released new research looking at barrier-free mobility beyond just the vehicle.

  • ITSA-AASHTO letter to DOT, Commerce, and NEC Requesting Action on 5.9GHz Spectrum

    March 11th letter to the The Honorable Pete Buttigieg, Secretary U.S. Department of Transportation; The Honorable Gina Raimondo, Secretary U.S. Department of Commerce; and Mr. Brian Deese, Director National Economic Council on the “significant concern with efforts underway at the Federal Communications Commission (FCC) to reallocate spectrum in the 5.9 GHz band.”

Events

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Future Proofing Our Infrastructure

Join the builders of America’s infrastructure for a discussion of how technology is transforming our infrastructure for generations to come.

Member Webinar Series: Deloitte – The 33 Smart Mobility Corridor and Navigating the Future of V2X

Located just Northwest of Columbus, Ohio, the 33 Smart Mobility Corridor (33 SMC) is one of the largest connected vehicle test beds in the United States and is part of a larger regional innovation hub called the Beta…

ITS California State Chapter: 2021 Annual Meeting

2021 ITS California Annual…

ITS Georgia State Chapter: 2021 Annual Meeting

2021 ITS Georgia Annual MeetingSeptember 18-21, 2021 | Savannah,…

ITS Arizona State Chapter: 2021 Annual Meeting

2021 ITS Arizona Annual…

ITS New Jersey 2021 Annual Meeting

TS New Jersey 2021 Annual Meeting October 22, 2021 | Princeton, NJ