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Innovations in automotive technology are focusing on connections; both to other cars and the outside world. Connected cars could bring safety benefits, including lane departure warnings, adaptive cruise control, blind spot warnings, and automatic braking. Connected cars can also enhance the driver experience with improved navigation systems and cars that can park -­ and eventually drive - themselves.

Global Automakers' members are committed to exploring ways to improve safety on our highways and believes connected cars have the potential to save thousands of lives each year.

Issues in Action

May
01
2014

Global Automakers submitted a petition for partial reconsideration to the Federal Communications Commission's (FCC) April 1, 2014 First Report and Order. In the petition, the Association asserts that it and its members, through their involvement with the development of Intelligent Transportation Systems utilizing the 5.850–5.925 GHz band of the spectrum, will be adversely affected by an increase in unlicensed use of the spectrum, as the FCC has chosen to do in the First Report and Order.

Mar
11
2014
Copy of joint Association response to Senator Markey in response to his December 2 letter on cyber-security and privacy issues associated with some of the advanced electronics built into today’s motor vehicles. Sent December 18, 2013.
Feb
03
2014

WASHINGTON, DC, FEBRUARY 3, 2014 – The Association of Global Automakers (Global Automakers) believes wireless vehicle-to-vehicle (V2V) communications technology has the potential to save thousands of lives and shares the National Highway Traffic Safety Administration’s (NHTSA) commitment to exploring ways to improve safety on our highways.
 

May
29
2013

 

Opening Airwaves to Unlicensed Devices May Threaten Upcoming Vehicle-to-Vehicle Safety Technologies

Washington, DC – Allowing unlicensed Wi-Fi devices to share spectrum with connected vehicles must not be permitted without thorough testing, said automakers today in comments filed with the Federal Communications Commission (FCC).  
 
Feb
20
2013

WASHINGTON, DC, FEBRUARY 20, 2013 – The Association of Global Automakers (Global Automakers) urges the Federal Communications Commission (FCC) to evaluate spectrum sharing as it considers a series of proposals aimed at expanding Wi-Fi use.  Global Automakers is concerned about the potential risk associated with introducing a substantial number of unlicensed devices into the 5.9GHz band as it may compromise the integrity of vehicle-to vehicle (V2V) accident-prevention technology systems.

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