Courtyard Austin Downtown /Convention Center
Courtyard Austin Downtown /Convention Center, 300 East 4th Street, Austin, Texas 78701 USA

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Event Date Tue Mar 17 CDT (almost 2 years ago)
In your timezone (EST): Tue Mar 17 4:30pm - Tue Mar 17 5:30pm
Location Courtyard Austin Downtown /Convention Center
300 East 4th Street, Austin, Texas 78701 USA
Region Americas

In 1999, the Federal Communications Commission (FCC) allocated 75 MHz of radio spectrum in the 5.9 GHz band to be used for vehicle and infrastructure communications – what we now call the Safety Band – and other countries are using spectrum in the Safety Band for the same purpose. Since then, state and local governments and the automotive industry have been developing new technologies that rely on the Safety Band, uncluttered by interfering uses.

The FCC has proposed to take 45 MHz of the 5.9 GHz band for unlicensed WiFi. This session will discuss the effects of this proposal on transportation safety. This session will be included in full-day of five U.S. DOT-hosted sessions.


2020 Speakers

Shailen Bhatt
President and CEO, ITS America

John Kenney
Director And Sr. Principal Researcher, Toyota InfoTech Labs

James Owens
Acting Administrator, National Highway Traffic Safety Administration (NHTSA)

Angel Preston
Director Of Safety, Alliance for Automative Innovation

Sponsors & Partners

2020 Sponsors and Partners

• WhiteClaw
• American Express
• Audible
• The Austin Chronicle

• Austin Convention Center
• eventbase
• Hootsuite
• CP Communication
• Dell Technoliges
• NewTek