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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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A coalition of automakers, highway safety advocates and intelligent transportation organizations welcome the release of the Department of Transportation’s notice of proposed rulemaking (NPRM) to establish an interoperable platform for Vehicle-to-Vehicle (V2V) communications in new vehicles to provide safety and mobility benefits. 


Statement from Damon Porter, Director of State Government Affairs 


Statement by John Bozzella, Global Automakers President and CEO

“Global Automakers welcomes the U.S. Department of Transportation’s (DOT) leadership with the release of its automated vehicle guidance and model policy. A consistent national approach for this burgeoning technology is critically important as automated vehicles will advance vehicle safety, mobility and sustainability. 


The Association of Global Automakers, the Alliance of Automobile Manufacturers, and the Intelligent Transportation Society of America filed comments opposing the petition for rulemaking and request for emergency stay filed by Public Knowledge and Open Technology Institute at New America with regard to the operation of DSRC in the 5.9GHz band. The requests of both petitioners are without merit, and the petition should be denied.

By John Bozzella, President and CEO

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