Auto Safety Hangs In Balance Between Cellular, WiFi Tech

By Kelcee Griffis (February 26, 2019, 7:19 PM EST) -- The 5.9 GHz spectrum band has been dedicated to auto safety communications for nearly two decades, but new technology players are looking to convert an exclusive designation for WiFi-like transmissions to make room for more intelligent vehicles using the next generation of mobile, cellular-style services.

As both the Federal Communications Commission and the U.S. Department of Transportation consider whether and how to reshape the spectrum band — the DOT ended a comment period on the topic Monday — stakeholders are sparring over whether so-called 5G technology can co-exist with the less sophisticated regime already in place and whether both can share...

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