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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.

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WASHINGTON, DC, OCTOBER 2, 2014 – Global Automakers convened an expert panel to discuss how Vehicle-to Vehicle (V2V) communications could potentially save lives, time and the environment.



The Association of Global Automakers submitted reply comments to the Federal Communications Commission (FCC) on September 2, 2014, asking that the FCC postpone its new rules that would allow for expanded use of Unlicensed National Information Infrastructure (U-NII) Devices in the 5 GHz Band. The comments are attached below.



WASHINGTON, DC, AUGUST 18, 2014 – The Association of Global Automakers (Global Automakers) shares the National Highway Traffic Safety Administration’s (NHTSA) commitment to exploring ways to improve safety on our highways and believes wireless vehicle-to-vehicle (V2V) and vehicle-to-infrastructure (V2I) communications technology has the potential to save thousands of lives.


WASHINGTON, DC, JUNE 20, 2014 – The Association of Global Automakers (Global Automakers) is concerned that legislation introduced today by Senators Marco Rubio (R-FL) and Cory Booker (D-NJ) to open the 5.9GHz band to unlicensed users is putting at risk the opportunity to save thousands of lives through the deployment of vehicle-to-vehicle  (V2V) communications.  The legislation seeks to rush a decision on open


President and CEO of Global Automakers, John Bozzella, spoke at the 2014 New England Motor Press Association (NEMPA) - MIT Automotive Technology Conference. At the event titled, Engineering Safer Drivers—Technology, cars and minimizing the impacts of age, inexperience and distraction, Bozzella discussed the intersection of public policy and automotive safety technology. View his entire presentation here.


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