The Intelligent Transportation Society of America (ITS America) is encouraged by the US Department of Transportation’s support for V2X in “Preparing for the Future of Transportation: Automated Vehicles 3.0,” the guidance it released today for automated driving systems.
In a statement, ITS America President and CEO Shailen Bhatt added:
Vehicle-to-everything communications, known as V2X, allows vehicles to communicate with other vehicles, road users, and the infrastructure. Regardless of technology, preserving the safety spectrum (5.9 GHz band) to enable V2X communications is and should remain the top priority to support our shared goal of saving lives on U.S. roadways.
In addition, the Department’s plan to update safety standards and streamline and modernise the exemption approval process for automated vehicles is a positive step forward.
We also applaud the Department’s emphasis on not just ‘curb-to-curb’ but ‘door-to-door’ travel, which will allow people with disabilities and older adults more independence by providing better access to jobs, education and healthcare.