Court upholds FCC reallocation of auto safety spectrum

Court upholds FCC reallocation of auto safety spectrum

WASHINGTON — A U.S. appeals court on Friday rejected a legal challenge to the Federal Communications Commission’s 2020 decision to shift much of a key spectrum block set aside for auto safety to accommodate the burgeoning number of wireless devices.

The Intelligent Transportation Society of America and the American Association of State Highway and Transportation Officials last year brought a legal challenge in the U.S. Court of Appeals for the District of Columbia seeking to reverse the FCC’s reallocation of 60% of the 5.9 GHz band spectrum block.

The spectrum block was reserved in 1999 for automakers to develop technology to allow vehicles to talk to each other to avoid crashes but has so far gone largely unused.

NCTA – The Internet & Television Association said the decision “is an enormous victory for American consumers” that “enables that important 5.9 GHz spectrum to provide consumers with even more reliable high-speed Wi-Fi and access to next-generation automotive safety applications.”

The groups that challenged the FCC decision did not immediately comment Friday.

In 2020, the U.S. Transportation Department said the FCC plan was “a particularly dangerous regulatory approach when public safety is at stake.”

FCC Chair Jessica Rosenworcel said the decision “upholds the FCC’s broad authority to manage the nation’s airwaves in the public interest. … Today’s decision recognizes that by allowing this spectrum to evolve we can advance newer safety technologies and grow our wireless economy.”

The FCC voted to shift 30 megahertz of the 75 megahertz reserved for Dedicated Short-Range Communications (DSRC) to a different automotive communications technology called Cellular Vehicle-to-Everything, or C-V2X, while moving the other 45 megahertz to Wi-Fi use.

Automakers opposed the split on safety grounds, while major cable, telecom and content companies say the spectrum is essential to support growing Wi-Fi use.

Government studies have suggested the technology, if widely adopted among U.S. vehicles, could prevent at least 600,000 crashes annually.

In December 2016 the Obama administration proposed requiring all new cars and trucks to eventually include DSRC, but the Trump administration never finalized the rules.

News Related


South Africa vs Germany’s car scene – Worlds apart

I recently had the opportunity to travel to Munich, Germany, to visit BMW’s headquarters for a showcase of the company’s various projects. This included a presentation on the sustainable materials ... Read more »

Honda beats Hero MotoCorp in monthly sales for the first time

While the September numbers favour Honda, the annual sales charts are led by Hero MotoCorp by a large margin. Honda Motorcycle & Scooter India has sold more two-wheelers than its ... Read more »

Motul Petit Le Mans Wrap: Meyer Shank Closes Out IMSA DPi Era with Win, Championship

All the champions, all the winners, all the numbers that mattered at Road Atlanta. Read more »

Toyota Fortuner, Innova Prices Oct 2022 – Increased By Up To Rs 77k

Last price hike from Toyota was rolled out in July’22 – Camry and Vellfire have the highest price hike Image – Robin For the past few quarters, inflation has been ... Read more »

Verstappen: Rivals should ‘keep mouths shut’ over budget cap

Max Verstappen thinks rival Formula 1 teams should “just keep your mouths shut” and have been “a bit silly” to comment on whether Red Bull complied with the 2021 budget ... Read more »

Mercedes launching its luxury EQS electric as an SUV

BERLIN: Mercedes has announced plans to expand its luxury electric EQS saloon into a tougher, taller and pricier SUV under the same name in December. Prices for the EQS-badged SUV ... Read more »

Tantalise yourself with 20 photos of the all-new 2022 Honda CR-V

The all-new sixth-generation Honda CR-V officially went on sale in China in both 5-seater and 7-seater guises but with only one engine option recently. Priced from CNY 185,900 (~RM 120,000), ... Read more »

Foggia dominates Thailand Moto3 encounter as Garcia crashes

2022 Leopard Racing during the 2022 Season of World Motorcycle Championship 2022 race 16 Motegi GP in Tokyo in Twin Ring Motegi (Japan) © 2022 mirco lazzari Dennis Foggia ... Read more »

Brabus impart their workmanship on an S-Class titled ‘600 Masterpiece’

Image: Brabus Image: Brabus Image: Brabus Image: Brabus Image: Brabus Image: Brabus Image: Brabus Image: Brabus Image: Brabus Along with the upgraded 441 kW capable V8, the latest 600 Masterpiece ... Read more »

Review: 2023 Ford Ranger Wildtrak 2.0 Bi-Turbo 4x4

This next-generation Ford Ranger has big shoes to fill. It’s hard to believe, but the previous Ranger was first launched in 2012 meaning it served a whole decade in the ... Read more »

5 cheapest convertibles in South Africa

With summer fast approaching, it’s a tempting prospect to hit the open road with a car that can do away with its top to experience the wind in your hair ... Read more »

Toyota Hyryder Vs Volkswagen Taigun Price, Engine Specs, Dimensions Comparison

Toyota Hyryder Vs Volkswagen Taigun Price, Engine Specs, Dimensions Comparison In this Toyota Hyryder vs Volkswagen Taigun comparison, we’ll look at the variant-wise prices, engine specs, dimensions to help you ... Read more »

The wild tale of Drag Challenge number one

Four days, four tracks, 1000km and 18 cars – welcome to the inaugural Street Machine Drag Challenge This article on the first Drag Challenge event was originally published in the ... Read more »

Meyer Shank Racing Acura Wins Petit Le Mans, IMSA Title

Title rivals Wayne Taylor Racing caught up to the No. 60 Acura with 15 minutes to go, but late contact with a GT car sealed the race and championship for MSR. Read more »

New VW Taigun Matte Black Colour Spied Testing With Kushaq

Taigun and Kushaq are the most powerful vehicles in the Compact SUV segment with 148 bhp VW Taigun Matte Black Spied VW Taigun was launched in India as part of ... Read more »

The wild Renault R5 Turbo 3E is retro and cyberpunk at the same time 

Image: Renault Image: Renault Image: Renault Image: Renault Image: Renault Image: Renault Image: Renault Image: Renault It might not have the same sonorous piston power as its nameplate predecessor, but ... Read more »

Have We Already Seen Two-Thirds Of The New HJC RPHA 12?

HJC RPHA 31 The HJC RPHA line got an update for 2022 in Europe, but no RPHA 12 in sight, or was part of it already shown? Just a few ... Read more »

We Can ‘Rally’ Get Behind This Mid-Engine Mitsubishi Eclipse

We suppose when you have a fourth-gen Mitsubishi Eclipse laying around, but you’re jonesing for a mid-engine track car, you use your engineering ingenuity. That is what James at his ... Read more »

2023 Toyota Tacoma vs. 2023 Honda Ridgeline: Pickup Truck Showdown!

The Toyota Tacoma is the best-selling midsize pickup truck, but it has some strong competitors. This includes the Honda Ridgeline. See how the two trucks stack up in this 2023 ... Read more »

4 of the Best Supercars to Drive in the Winter

Driving a supercar in the warmer months is fun, but the fun ends when you need to store it away during the wintertime. But what if you had a supercar ... Read more »

Could This Spied Honda Sports Car Be a Baby Successor to the Acura NSX?

Acura is saying goodbye to one of its flagship vehicles, the Acura NSX. The car, which debuted in 2015, had some hype initially, but its demand weakened as the years ... Read more »

#60 Meyer Shank team wins 2022 IMSA season finale and closes out championship

#60: Meyer Shank Racing W/Curb-Agajanian, Acura DPi, DPi: Oliver Jarvis, Tom Blomqvist, Helio Castroneves race winner. The 2022 Weathertech IMSA SportsCar Championship came to a close today at the 25th ... Read more »

Is the Chevy Equinox Bigger Than the Trailblazer?

You might check out the Chevrolet lineup if you’re shopping for a new SUV. Two Chevy crossovers, the Equinox and Trailblazer, are excellent options for 2022. If you require plenty of ... Read more »

13 years with my Maruti Alto VX 1.1: Ownership experience

Our highways were not too wide during those years and this was the perfect car for those quick overtakes in short gaps. BHPian psispace recently shared this with other enthusiasts. ... Read more »

Check Out This Custom Triumph Bobber From FCR Original

FCR Original Triumph Bobber – The custom paint job earns this bike its “Graphic Bobber” nickname. FCR Original is a custom shop based in France. The brand has been around ... Read more »

Hight No. 1 Funny Car Qualifier After Fastest Run In 3 Years

ST. LOUIS – On the strength of the fastest Funny Car run since 2019, points leader Robert Hight held on to the No. 1 qualifying position in front of a ... Read more »

NHRA Midwest Nationals Final Qualifying, Sunday Pairings

Robert Hight registers quickest Funny Car run since 2019 on his way to No. 1 qualifier. Read more »

Used Mercedes-Benz E-Class (W212) - From RM 50k, reputable business sedan at recession-friendly prices

Across its 5 generations, the Mercedes-Benz E-Class has set the benchmark for understated luxury, comfort, and dependability. It is pretty much the car that started the executive sedan genre. The ... Read more »

The 2023 Toyota Crown Might Be Worth the Wait, Consumer Reports Says

Toyota is one of the most successful automakers in the world for many reasons, and a lot of drivers trust Toyota to make a good car. It should not be ... Read more »

Used test: Audi Q2 vs Volkswagen T-Roc

Buy either of these small SUVs at three years old and you'll save good money off new, but which one should you go for? We have the answer... Read more »

Chevron And Texaco Fuel Stations Will Get FreeWire Fast Chargers

FreeWire’s Boost Charger FreeWire’s battery-integrated chargers are easier and less expensive to deploy. FreeWire Technologies announced a new program “to make available” battery-integrated electric vehicle charging equipment and solutions for ... Read more »

Suzuki PH Offers Bigger Savings, Fuel Discounts This October

With the “Ber” months rolling in, Suzuki Philippines is giving even bigger savings with their 5-tastic Deals. Buying any of these five fan-favorite Suzuki models now comes with either a ... Read more »

Williams Grove National Open Finale Rescheduled For Oct. 22

MECHANICSBURG, Pa. – World of Outlaws Sprint Car Series and Williams Grove Speedway officials have confirmed the 60th Champion Racing Oil National Open is rescheduled for Saturday, Oct. 22. The ... Read more »

Pelkey On Pole For Milk Bowl

Barre, VT — Day two of the 60th Vermont Milk Bowl weekend showcased the best and brightest Late Model stars in the American-Canadian Tour ranks along with some of the ... Read more »

2023 Nissan Z v Toyota Supra GTS comparison review

Things we like Z: Genuine useability, powerhouse engine, fantastic value Supra: Scintillating dynamics, clever gearbox, premium interior Not so much Z: Could use more focused rubber, can’t match Supra’s interior, ... Read more »

GMC Sierra Denali Ultimate vs. Ford F-150 Limited: Is the Denali Worth $80,000?

When the fifth generation of GMC Sierra 1500 was launched in 2019, it was a big step forward for the Sierra. But many were disappointed with the truck’s interior which ... Read more »

Experts Disagree on the Best 2023 Mazda CX-5 Trim

The 2023 Mazda CX-5 is one of the most popular small SUVs. It’s a safe, capable model with many standard features. For most people, buying the Mazda SUV or a competitor from Honda, ... Read more »

2023 Ford Explorer vs. 2023 Hyundai Palisade: SUV Showdown!

Are you considering getting either the Ford Explorer or the Hyundai Palisade but can’t decide which midsize SUV is the better choice for you? Take a look at this 2023 ... Read more »

Hino PH Offers All-In, Low Down Promo On Light-Duty Trucks

In support of small enterprises and to help jumpstart business activity in time for the holiday season, Hino Motors Philippines (HMP) is launching the Hino Light Duty Deals All-In, Low ... Read more »

Xpeng P7 Performance Wing Edition Disappoints In Bjørn's 1,000 km Challenge

Fe4DrtkK6jE Energy consumption is too high or maybe fast charging is not fast enough. The Xpeng P7 Performance Wing Edition is considered a Tesla Model 3 contender, but its result ... Read more »
Breaking thailand news, thai news, thailand news Verified News Story Network