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MEMA Urges Senate Panel to Direct FCC to Reverse 5.9 GHz Decision

Date: June 30, 2020
Source: Transport Topics

MEMA signed a joint letter sent on June 23 by the Intelligent Transportation Society of America urging the Senate Commerce, Science, and Transportation Committee to direct the Federal Communications Commission (FCC) to reconsider its decision to allocate a portion of the 5.9 GHz spectrum away from transportation safety. 

“Reducing the amount of spectrum available to vehicle-to-everything (V2X) technologies undermines our shared interest in reducing the number of traffic fatalities and injuries that occur each year on U.S. roadways, improving motor vehicle safety, and improving the operational performance of roadways by reducing congestion across the transportation system,” the letter states. “Such a decision would also harm U.S. global competitiveness with respect to next-generation automotive safety technologies.”

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