Advancing the research and deployment of ITS to save lives


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.


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 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..

Statement from ITS America on Auto Industry’s V2X Build-Out Commitment

The auto industry’s commitment to deploy millions of life-saving connected vehicle technology devices in the next five years is an important step toward a future in which we don’t lose more than 37,000 people every year on U.S. roads…

ITS America Statement on the Importance of V2X Technologies in Work Zones

ITS America statement on V2X in workzones.

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, 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 America Member Webinar: Commsignia

Protecting the Non-Connected – Making Cities Safer with V2X

Between 2 Futures Series: How can Transit Investment be a Tool for Equity?

Transit systems around the country are struggling to maintain vital services in these unprecedented times. How are transportation leaders using the equity lens to make critical investment and policy decisions? Join us as we talk with leaders of transit systems in Columbus (OH), Las Vegas, and Philadelphia.

ITS America Member Webinar: Iteris

Data Reciprocity: Disrupting Agency Barriers

ITS Connecticut Chapter: 2020 Virtual Annual Meeting

ITS Minnesota State Chapter: 2020 Virtual Fall Forum

ITS Georgia State Chapter: 2020 Annual Meeting