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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

May
01
2014

Global Automakers submitted a petition for partial reconsideration to the Federal Communications Commission's (FCC) April 1, 2014 First Report and Order. In the petition, the Association asserts that it and its members, through their involvement with the development of Intelligent Transportation Systems utilizing the 5.850–5.925 GHz band of the spectrum, will be adversely affected by an increase in unlicensed use of the spectrum, as the FCC has chosen to do in the First Report and Order.

Feb
03
2014

WASHINGTON, DC, FEBRUARY 3, 2014 – The Association of Global Automakers (Global Automakers) believes wireless vehicle-to-vehicle (V2V) communications technology has the potential to save thousands of lives and shares the National Highway Traffic Safety Administration’s (NHTSA) commitment to exploring ways to improve safety on our highways.
 

May
29
2013

 

Opening Airwaves to Unlicensed Devices May Threaten Upcoming Vehicle-to-Vehicle Safety Technologies

Washington, DC – Allowing unlicensed Wi-Fi devices to share spectrum with connected vehicles must not be permitted without thorough testing, said automakers today in comments filed with the Federal Communications Commission (FCC).  
 
Feb
20
2013

WASHINGTON, DC, FEBRUARY 20, 2013 – The Association of Global Automakers (Global Automakers) urges the Federal Communications Commission (FCC) to evaluate spectrum sharing as it considers a series of proposals aimed at expanding Wi-Fi use.  Global Automakers is concerned about the potential risk associated with introducing a substantial number of unlicensed devices into the 5.9GHz band as it may compromise the integrity of vehicle-to vehicle (V2V) accident-prevention technology systems.

Aug
16
2012

Global Automakers filed comments with the FCC expressing support for a petition for rulemaking to modify the Commission's rules to permit the operation of unlicensed, short-range vehicular radar systems (SRR) in the band 77-81 GHz (typically referred to as the 79 GHz band).  The requested modification to the FCC rules would facilitate international harmonization of frequency allocations for short-range vehicular radar, which Global Automakers believes would promote

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