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Connected Vehicles Technology: Federal Regulations

Federal Regulations

This page pertains to enacted and pending federal standards and rules pertaining to connected and autonomous vehicle technology.

U.S. Department of Transportation

"The mission of the Department is to:

Serve the United States by ensuring a fast, safe, efficient, accessible and convenient transportation system that meets our vital national interests and enhances the quality of life of the American people, today and into the future."

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Federal Communications Commission

FCC Sets Deadline for 5.0 GHz Spectrum Sharing

This Public Notice puts in place a framework to demonstrate that unlicensed use in the 5.9 GHz band is possible without causing harmful interference to incumbent licensees, and in particular to Dedicated Short Range Communications (DSRC) systems. It establishes procedures for the submission of prototypes for testing and a test plan that will be led by the Commission, in consultation with the Department of Transportation and National Telecommunications and Information Administration. Specifically, we refresh our record in part to obtain further information about the two 5.9 GHz spectrum sharing technologies offered to date—by Qualcomm and Cisco