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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 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)

Safety News

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ITS America 2021 Annual Meeting Changing Date, Location

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

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 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.

Safety Advocacy Materials

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  • ITS America Meets with Biden-Harris Transition Officials

    ITS America President & CEO Shailen Bhatt met with members of the Biden-Harris transition team for the USDOT to discuss the association’s transportation priorities.

  • 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.”

  • 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…

  • 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.”

Events

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Tampa Hillsborough Expressway Authority Connected Vehicle Pilot: Deployment Results and Transition Plan

The U.S. Department of Transportation (U.S. DOT) will host a webinar to share the deployment performance results from the Tampa Hillsborough Expressway Authority (THEA) Connected Vehicle Pilot and the plan to migrate the current pilot to…

The Future of V2X: 30 MHz Application Map Webinar

Please join ITS America on January 27, from 3pm-4pm, for a presentation of this Working Group’s preliminary 30 MHz Application Map, which seeks to identify the V2X applications that are likely able to operate in 30 MHz of spectrum. In developing the Application Map, the Working Group evaluated spectrum requirements, safety impacts, and stakeholder priorities for a multitude of V2X applications.

Virtual Connecticut ITE & ITS Connecticut Joint Winter Meeting

CTDOT’s Matt Blume and Jay Lockaby will give a presentation on State Project No. 0007-0250; the replacement and upgrade of Traffic Signals on the Berlin Turnpike in Wethersfield, Newington and Berlin. The Department of Transportation is…

Moving Towards Greener Mobility: Sustainability and Transportation Series Part 2

The transportation sector today contributes 28% of greenhouse gas emissions in the U.S.  The deployment of technology holds promise to reduce our carbon footprint through electric and alternative fuel vehicles, decarbonization, and…

New England ITS Chapter: 2021 Annual Interchange

2021 Annual InterchangeJune 3rd, 2021 Boston, MassachusettsMore information available soon:…

ITS California State Chapter: 2021 Annual Meeting

2021 ITS California Annual MeetingAugust 9-11, 2021 | San Diego,…