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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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Statement by John Bozzella, Global Automakers President and CEO

“Today’s House Energy and Commerce Subcommittee hearing on “Vehicle to Vehicle and Connected Roadways of the Future” is an important one.  

“Vehicle-to-Vehicle (V2V) and Vehicle-to-Infrastructure (V2I) technologies will allow cars to communicate with each other and with the surrounding infrastructure – leading to fewer crashes, less traffic congestion and greater fuel savings for consumers. 


The Association of Global Automakers (Global Automakers) applauds today’s announcement by U.S. Department of Transportation (DOT) Secretary Anthony Foxx to advance its planned timeline for the vehicle-to-vehicle (V2V) rulemaking.

On March 13, 2015, Global Automakers formally endorsed H.R. 910, a bipartisan proposal introduced in the House of Representatives by Congresswoman Candice Miller and Congresswoman Brenda Lawrence. The bill clearly defines the installation of V2I communication equipment as an appropriate use of existing surface transportation funding dedicated to the improvement of highway safety. H.R. 910 is an important acknowledgement of the vast potential of V2I technology to improve our nation's roads.
Global Automakers and a coalition representing automobile manufacturers, motorists, state highway and transportation officials, and the intelligent transportation community sent a letter to Members of Congress on February 9, 2015, urging that they oppose legislation that endangers the deployment of critical new safety technology known as V2X. The legislation (S.424) was introduced by Senators Rubio and Booker on February 10, 2015.

On Monday, October 20, 2014, Global Automakers submitted the attached comments in response to the NHTSA Advance Notice of Proposed Rulemaking (ANPRM) on Vehicle-to-Vehicle communications (V2V).

Global Automakers supports NHTSA’s ANPRM. We believe that connected vehicle technology is poised to provide significant societal benefits, including saving lives, increasing mobility and moving toward a more sustainable transportation system.


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