Automated Vehicle Guidance is an Important Step to Advance Highway Safety

Statement by John Bozzella, Global Automakers President and CEO

WASHINGTON, DC, OCTOBER 4, 2018 – “Global Automakers welcomes the Department of Transportation’s (DOT) release of its Automated Driving Systems (ADS) 3.0. The guidance is the right step at the right time to facilitate the safe introduction of life-saving automated vehicle technology.

“We are also encouraged that the DOT acknowledged the significant safety benefits of vehicle-to-vehicle communications using the dedicated 5.9 GHz DSRC safety spectrum, an important building block toward deployment of automated vehicles.”


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