U.S. Department of Transportation to Host a Virtual 5.9 GHz Safety Band Stakeholder Forum

The U.S. Department of Transportation (U.S. DOT) is hosting an online “5.9 GHz Safety Band Stakeholder Forum: Leveraging Existing V2X Investments in a Changing Spectrum Environment” to discuss the Federal Communication Commission (FCC) First Report and Order, which significantly reduced the amount of spectrum available for vehicle-to-everything (V2X) applications in the Safety Band. The event is scheduled for December 16, 2020, from 3:00 p.m. to 4:15 p.m. ET.

As the U.S. DOT continues to evaluate the safe, secure, efficient, and interoperable use of the 5.9 GHz spectrum for transportation safety, it is critical that we garner input from industry, the public, and government partners, as well as other stakeholders. We recognize that stakeholders seek to derive as much value as possible from current deployments, minimize investment losses, and/or realize V2X technology’s intended safety and mobility benefits despite deployment challenges.

Event Overview

This forum serves to identify areas that can assist deployers, developers, and investors in V2X technologies in next steps for the use of the 5.9 GHz spectrum for transportation safety and congestion mitigation. The Department seeks to gain a greater understanding of industry leaders’ current and future investment strategies and to discuss participants’ views on considerations for fostering the most efficient use of V2X spectrum and continued progress toward life-saving deployments.

This conference is open to the general public by pre-registration only.

To attend, please register by December 15, 2020.

Event Details

Date: Wednesday, December 16, 2020
Time: 3:00 p.m. to 4:15 p.m. ET
Location: Virtual
Registration Deadline: December 15, 2020
Registration Link: https://forms.gle/Y8gdvWLv2Nb6mFPs9

Advance questions are encouraged. Please submit questions through the registration link, or you may email 5.9GHzSpectrum@dot.gov.

To learn more about the 5.9 GHz Safety Band, please visit: www.transportation.gov/content/safety-band.