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Vehicle-to-Vehicle (V2V) technology allows connected vehicles to wirelessly communicate with each other to warn drivers of potential dangers. With this information, the driver can take action to reduce the severity of the collision or avoid it completely. The National Highway Traffic Safety Administration (NHTSA) says that this technology could be a "game changer," potentially addressing 80% of vehicle crashes involving non-impaired drivers.

Several major automakers and numerous technology providers have been working with NHTSA researching the potential safety benefits of V2V. These systems rely on wireless technology in the 5.9 GHz frequency band.

Currently, the Federal Communications Commission (FCC) is exploring whether this spectrum can be shared with unlicensed Wi-Fi devices, a decision that automakers believe should not take place until it can be proven there will be no interference.

Issues in Action

Sep
21
2017
By John Bozzella, President and CEO

At the unveiling of the updated federal guidance for automated driving systems, guests (myself included) could walk through a tech pavilion where the products of brilliant computer, electrical and mechanical engineering were on display.   Elsewhere on that Michigan campus, hardware and systems undergo constant testing and refinement in vehicles under simulated real-world conditions.   And that’s an apt metaphor for the challenge we face in realizing the benefits of automated vehicles. 

Sep
12
2017

Statement by John Bozzella, President and CEO of Global Automakers

WASHINGTON, DC, SEPTEMBER 12, 2017 – “This is an important day for automotive safety. The federal automated vehicle guidance supports innovation and ensures that public safety is a priority as these new technologies are introduced into the marketplace.”

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Jul
27
2017

“Today’s unanimous bipartisan approval of the SELF DRIVE Act in the House Energy and Commerce Committee is a critical step towards saving lives on America’s roadways.  We commend the Committee for establishing a clear nationwide pathway to the deployment of these vehicles while putting safety first.  We will continue to work with policymakers to help ensure the benefits of automated technology can be realized as soon as possible.”

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Jul
14
2017
By John Bozzella, President and CEO

A bicoastal conversation has been taking place this week around the future of self-driving vehicles and how to regulate this emerging technology. On the West Coast, I participated on a panel discussion at the Automated Vehicles Symposium in San Francisco. On the East Coast, Congress is working on developing policies to accelerate the deployment of self-driving technologies and promote safety.

Jun
14
2017

Global Automakers submitted the attached statement for the record for the Senate Committee on Commerce, Science, and Transportation held a hearing titled “Paving the Way for Self-Driving Vehicles."

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