Global Automakers reiterated its support of efforts to identify and test spectrum sharing solutions to determine if the 5.9GHz band can be safely shared with unlicensed users. To demonstrate its willingness to work with all stakeholders to find the best path forward, the Association and other industry groups sent a joint letter to the Secretaries of the U.S. Departments of Transportation and Commerce and the Chairman of the Federal Communication Commission proposing a set of principles and goals to guide testing in the 5.9GHz band that is dedicated to advanced vehicle safety technologies.
The FCC has allocated 75MHz of spectrum in the 5.9GHz band for the deployment of Dedicated Short Range Communications (DSRCC) uses including vehicle to vehicle (V2V) and vehicle to infrastructure (V2I) communications. These technologies offer tremendous benefits for consumers, including the potential to mitigate or eliminate up to 80 percent of vehicle crashes involving non-impaired drivers.