OmniAir Consortium®, the leading industry association promoting interoperability and certification for ITS, tolling, and connected vehicles, submitted comments to the Federal Communications Commission in support of the joint waiver request made by automakers, state departments of transportation (DOTs), and equipment manufacturers to permit them to deploy and operate Cellular Vehicle-to-Everything (C-V2X) technology immediately in the 5.895 – 5.925 GHz Band.

“While OmniAir® supports granting individual waivers to allow C-V2X operations, it is well past time for the FCC to issue the promised national rules supporting C-V2X technology,” said Jason Conley, Executive Director of OmniAir. “C-V2X is poised for widespread deployment.  Final rules are needed to provide certainty to the industry. As the industry waits for the government to act, motorists and vulnerable road users will remain at a heightened risk for death and injury as these potentially life-saving technologies remain shelved.”

OmniAir has implemented a conformance and interoperability certification testing program for Vehicle-to-Everything (“V2X”) radio devices – including C-V2X radio devices — operating in the 5.9 GHz Band to provide “trusted communications” for transportation. Many of the waiver applicants are OmniAir members.

About OmniAir Consortium

OmniAir Consortium is the leading industry association promoting interoperability and certification for 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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