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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

Jun
17
2016
By John Bozzella, President and CEO
North of the city of Concord, California, a sea of golden hills surrounds a 5,000–acre former navy weapons station populated by abandoned buildings -- and automated vehicles.
May
09
2016
On May 9, Global Automakers submitted the attached written comments in connection with the National Highway Traffic Safety Administration’s (NHTSA) development of Guidelines for the Safe Deployment and Operation of Automated Vehicle Technologies. In the comments, Global Automakers urges NHTSA to act quickly to expand its leadership role with respect to the regulation of automated vehicles.
May
05
2016
By John Bozzella, President and CEO

There’s no question that spectrum is a valuable (and finite) resource. In the last ten years we’ve come to use it to watch movies, share photos and videos, and do a whole range of things wirelessly that we once could only dream of. Now, we’re going to be using the spectrum to save lives on our roads and in our cars.

Mar
22
2016
Global Automakers testified before the California Senate Committees on Judiciary and Transportation and Housing at an informal Joint Hearing entitled "Telematics 101: How Much Your Car Knows About You." Global Automakers provided the committees with information regarding telematics as well as automobile data collection and privacy protection. Attached is Global Automakers' testimony.
Mar
17
2016

“Today major automakers, the National Highway Traffic Safety Administration (NHTSA), and the Insurance Institute for Highway Safety (IIHS) joined together to announce a  commitment to make automatic emergency braking (AEB) a standard feature on virtually all new passenger vehicles starting no later than September 1, 2022.

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