MEMA Supports FCC's Decision to Grant 5.9 GHz Band Waiver Allowing Wider Utilization of Connected Vehicle Technologies
(Washington, D.C., April 25, 2023) – MEMA, the Vehicle Suppliers Association, supports the Federal Communication Commission’s decision to grant a waiver of the Intelligent Transportation System (ITS) rules to allow parties to use cellular vehicle-to-everything (C-V2X) technology in the upper 5.9 GHz Band.
The recent FCC decision will help encourage and ensure full deployment and utilization of available spectrum for a wider range of advanced driver assistance systems (ADAS) and other advanced vehicle safety technologies. However, MEMA continues to urge the FCC to act quickly to adopt final rules to ensure full deployment and utilization of the band.
Vehicle Suppliers are critical in the ongoing development and implementation of vehicle-to-vehicle (V2V), vehicle-to-infrastructure (V2I), and vehicle-to-pedestrian (V2P) technologies. The industry supports a policy framework that provides an overall comprehensive, strategic, and meaningful plan to prepare the U.S. for a technologically advanced transportation future.
MEMA, The Vehicle Suppliers Association, is the leading trade association in North America for vehicle suppliers, parts manufacturers, and remanufacturers. It has been the voice of the vehicle supplier industry since 1904. Its more than 1,000 members are Strong by Association .
Companies join MEMA via two membership groups: MEMA Aftermarket Suppliers and MEMA Original Equipment Suppliers. Automotive and commercial vehicle suppliers are the largest manufacturing sector in the United States and lead the way in new vehicle innovations.
Members conceive, design, and manufacture the OE systems and technologies that make up two-thirds of the value of every vehicle and supply the aftermarket with the parts that keep millions of vehicles on the road, fueling international commerce and meeting society’s transportation needs. MEMA members are committed to safety and sustainability.
MEMA has offices in Southfield, Mich.; Research Triangle Park, N.C.; and Washington, D.C. Learn more at MEMA.org.