Connected vehicles – with vehicle-to-everything, or “V2X,” communication – have the potential to not only dramatically improve traffic safety, but also reduce congestion on our roads.
The Federal Communications Commission (FCC) has proposed a plan that would allow harmful interference from adjacent Wi-Fi bands that would threaten to disable the benefits of deploying V2X’s lifesaving technology. It could impel some vehicle manufacturers that had previously committed to deploying V2X technology on the radio spectrum to pull back.
The FCC should continue to work with the U.S. Transportation Department to ensure enough interference-free spectrum is available for transportation safety. By combining smart government efforts with private innovation, connected vehicles will soon be making all of our lives safer and more convenient.
Read the article at Fortune.