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Vehicle-to-Vehicle (V2V) technology allows connected vehicles to wirelessly communicate with each other to warn drivers of potential dangers. With this information, the driver can take action to reduce the severity of the collision or avoid it completely. The National Highway Traffic Safety Administration (NHTSA) says that this technology could be a "game changer," potentially addressing 80% of vehicle crashes involving non-impaired drivers.

Several major automakers and numerous technology providers have been working with NHTSA researching the potential safety benefits of V2V. These systems rely on wireless technology in the 5.9 GHz frequency band.

Currently, the Federal Communications Commission (FCC) is exploring whether this spectrum can be shared with unlicensed Wi-Fi devices, a decision that automakers believe should not take place until it can be proven there will be no interference.

Issues in Action

Oct
20
2017

Global Automakers' Vice President of Vehicle Safety and Connected Automation Steve Gehring spoke at NHTSA's Public Workshop "Automated Driving Systems: Voluntary Safety Assessments" on October 20.  His remarks follow.  

Oct
04
2017

Statement by John Bozzella, President and CEO of Global Automakers 

WASHINGTON, DC, OCTOBER 4, 2017 – “Today's approval of the AV START Act by the Senate Commerce Committee is another step forward to helping reducing highway fatalities on our nation's roadways. We thank Chairman Thune, Senator Peters, Ranking Member Nelson, and the Committee for their leadership. We will continue to work with Congress on refining the legislation in order to have an effective AV bill reach the President's desk for his signature."

Sep
29
2017

The Association of Global Automakers President and CEO John Bozzella released the following statement after the Senate Committee on Commerce, Science and Transportation introduced S. 1885, The American Vision for Safer Transportation Through Advancement of Revolutionary Technologies Act (AV START Act).

Sep
21
2017
By John Bozzella, President and CEO

At the unveiling of the updated federal guidance for automated driving systems, guests (myself included) could walk through a tech pavilion where the products of brilliant computer, electrical and mechanical engineering were on display.   Elsewhere on that Michigan campus, hardware and systems undergo constant testing and refinement in vehicles under simulated real-world conditions.   And that’s an apt metaphor for the challenge we face in realizing the benefits of automated vehicles. 

Sep
12
2017

Statement by John Bozzella, President and CEO of Global Automakers

WASHINGTON, DC, SEPTEMBER 12, 2017 – “This is an important day for automotive safety. The federal automated vehicle guidance supports innovation and ensures that public safety is a priority as these new technologies are introduced into the marketplace.”

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