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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

Jul
27
2017

“Today’s unanimous bipartisan approval of the SELF DRIVE Act in the House Energy and Commerce Committee is a critical step towards saving lives on America’s roadways.  We commend the Committee for establishing a clear nationwide pathway to the deployment of these vehicles while putting safety first.  We will continue to work with policymakers to help ensure the benefits of automated technology can be realized as soon as possible.”

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Jul
14
2017
By John Bozzella, President and CEO

A bicoastal conversation has been taking place this week around the future of self-driving vehicles and how to regulate this emerging technology. On the West Coast, I participated on a panel discussion at the Automated Vehicles Symposium in San Francisco. On the East Coast, Congress is working on developing policies to accelerate the deployment of self-driving technologies and promote safety.

Jun
14
2017

Global Automakers submitted the attached statement for the record for the Senate Committee on Commerce, Science, and Transportation held a hearing titled “Paving the Way for Self-Driving Vehicles."

May
24
2017
By John Bozzella, President and CEO

It is unfortunately all too often the case that in their rush to regulate some new issue, well-meaning politicians end up doing more harm than good. This is certainly the case with automated or self-driving vehicles.

Apr
25
2017

Global Automakers submitted comments to the California Department of Motor Vehicles’ (DMV) in response to their March 10, 2017 notice of proposed action to amend sections of the California Code of Regulations concerning automated vehicles.  

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