On February 26, OmniAir Consortium®, in cooperation with Securing America’s Future Energy (SAFE) and Connected CarTalk DC, will host an event to help illuminate these issues: “Preserving the 5.9 GHz Safety Spectrum: A Roundtable Discussion on the spectrum needs for Connected Vehicles and ITS safety applications.

The event will feature a presentation from Diana Furchtgott-Roth, Deputy Assistant Secretary for Research and Technology, U.S. Department of Transportation, on continuing USDOT efforts to preserve the 5.9 GHz wireless communications spectrum for transportation services.

This will be followed by a roundtable discussion from leading experts in ITS and vehicle connectivity.

Moderator: Robbie Diamond, CEO, Securing America’s Energy Future

  • Steve Novosad, Vice President, HNTB Corporation, Chair, OmniAir Consortium
  • Ed Bradley, Program Manager, Toyota North America
  • Alice Tornquist, Vice President, Government Affairs, Qualcomm
  • John Kwant, Global Director, Government Relations, Mobility and Advanced Technologies, Ford Motor Company

The event will take place on Wednesday, February 26 from 5:30 pm to 7:30 pm EST, with a reception to follow.


*Please note this is an invitation only event, and free to OmniAir members. Seating is limited and available on a first come, first served basis.*

To request an invitation, or for more information about the event, please contact Kate Oldham, OmniAir’s Sr. Director of Meetings & Membership.

We hope you will be able to join us on February 26 for a lively and informative discussion!

About OmniAir Consortium

OmniAir Consortium is the leading industry association promoting interoperability and certification in ITS, tolling, and connected vehicles. OmniAir’s membership includes public agencies, private companies, research institutions, and independent test laboratories. Learn more about OmniAir at www.omniair.org.

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