Statement from Steve Gehring, Global Automakers' Vice President of Vehicle Safety and Connected Automation: 

"The decision to shrink the amount of airwaves devoted to auto safety is directly at odds with what federal highway safety officials are recommending and threatens to throw advancements in personal safety into reverse. At the same time the spectrum giveaway was being proposed, officials from the U.S. Department of Transportation and the National Highway Traffic Safety Administration testified in the Senate that the entire auto safety spectrum is critical to highway safety for both urban and rural areas. Choosing faster downloads over saving human lives is simply the wrong decision.

Across the country today, V2X applications are being deployed on the 5.9 GHz spectrum. The Safety Spectrum should be reserved for advancements in safety and saving human lives."