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FCC Proposal on the Use of the 5.9 GHz Band – Comment Synopsis
ITS America Meeting with FCC Ex-Parte on V2X Technology Deployment and Testing
ITS America Details Projects That Improve Safety; Mobility at House Hearing
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.
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.
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.
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)
Statement of ITS America President & CEO Shailen Bhatt on FCC Vote Reallocating 5.9GHz Safety Spectrum
Today, the Federal Communications Commission (FCC) abandoned public safety by voting to give away a majority of the 5.9 GHz safety spectrum that currently allows life-saving Vehicle-to-Everything (V2X) technologies to work without…
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 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’s Summary of FCC 5.9 GHz Band Proposal First Report and Order, Further Notice of Proposed Rulemaking, and Order of Proposed Modification
On October 28, the Federal Communications Commission (FCC) released a First Report and Order (First R&O), Further Notice of Proposed Rulemaking (FNPRM), and Order of Proposed Modification (OPM) related to its proposal to reallocate the…
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.