FCC Radio Spectrum Reallocation Could Impair Vehicle Safety

Law360 (October 15, 2020, 6:07 PM EDT) -- If you've been designing or building roads in recent years, you are probably familiar with the anticipated safety benefits of connected vehicles and the technology that will be required to make them work.

You probably know that in order for connected vehicles to communicate with one another and with nearby infrastructure, they need space in the radio spectrum for their signals to travel, and that 20 years ago, the Federal Communications Commission allocated 75 megahertz of the 5.9‑gigahertz band for this purpose.

What you may not know is that this allocation is being reconsidered. This fall, as early as October, the FCC will...

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