Alliance Statement on 5.9 GHz Band

May
16

Given that human error is a factor in the vast majority of our nation’s nearly 40,000 roadway fatalities, the FCC, DOT and Congress should work to ensure that the 5.9 GHz band is preserved for both existing and emerging vehicle communication and safety technologies.

Auto manufacturers understand the FCC’s mission is to maximize use of the public’s airwaves, but motor vehicle safety applications should not take a back seat to activities such as streaming videos on personal phones and wireless devices. The Alliance calls upon the FCC and DOT to complete the remaining two phases of interference testing in the 5.9 GHz band to determine the feasibility of spectrum sharing before taking further actions.