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ITS AMERICA “V2X MYTH VS. FACT" SHEET

Throughout the debate over spectrum policy for the 5.9 GHz band, supporters of the FCC’s proposal have made inaccurate or misleading claims. This document will offer evidence which addresses the most common of these claims

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

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 Vehicles

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)

Safety News

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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.

Reply Comments: FCC Proposal to Give Away Majority of 5.9 GHz Spectrum Will Harm Safety

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

Safety 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: A CYCLISTS’S CO- PILOT” FACT SHEET

    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…

Events

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Safety Spectrum Stakeholder Webinar

A Conversation Among Transportation Safety and Law Enforcement Stakeholders on the Importance of Preserving the 5.9 GHz Spectrum for Transportation Safety

Safety Spectrum Stakeholder Webinar

A Conversation Among Transportation Safety and Law Enforcement Stakeholders on the Importance of Preserving the 5.9 GHz Spectrum for Transportation Safety

ITS America Member Webinar: Bob McQueen & Associates

Using existing fiber optics as traffic speed sensors with distributed acoustic sensing techniques.

State of Play of Transportation Network Cybersecurity

At ITS America’s upcoming webinar, the Cybersecurity Task Force will bring together transportation and cybersecurity…

ITS Wisconsin State Chapter: 2020 Virtual Annual Meeting

ITS Midwest State Chapter: 2020 Virtual Annual Meeting