Carmakers Press FCC To Move On Automated Car Spectrum

Law360, New York (October 18, 2016, 6:02 PM EDT) -- The Association of Global Automakers urged the Federal Communications Commission on Monday to confirm the availability of the 5.9 gigahertz band of spectrum for short-range vehicle communication, claiming regulatory certainty is needed to develop potentially lifesaving technologies.

Citing a recent uptick in U.S. highway fatalities, AGA chief executive John T Bozzella urged the FCC to “end regulatory uncertainty” surrounding availability of the 5.9 gigahertz dedicated short-range communications allocation for automated vehicle safety systems. Availability of the spectrum is crucial to meeting Obama administration goals for improved...
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