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TIA Reacts to DOT “Talking Cars” Mandate

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TIA Reacts to DOT “Talking Cars” Mandate

Proposal Requires All New Cars Sold in U.S. to Have Communication Radios Allowing Cars to Talk to Other Cars and Nearby Traffic Infrastructure

Arlington, VA (February 3, 2014) – The Telecommunications Industry Association (TIA), the leading association representing the manufacturers and suppliers of high-tech communications networks, are pleased to see progress in the long-awaited U.S. DOT announcement on vehicle-to-vehicle (V2V) radio safety systems.

TIA President Grant Seiffert issued the following statement, “Today’s announcement means that the V2V and Wi-Fi stakeholders can proceed to develop sharing technologies based on a firm understanding of the V2V transportation radios and technology companies that are looking to share the 5.9 GHz band to meet exploding Wi-Fi demand. 

“TIA is also pleased that, with this decision, the nearly 15 year development cycle for V2V technology is at an end.  We look forward to working with the FCC and other federal agencies to determine how other low power unlicensed technologies such as Wi-Fi can share this radio spectrum.  Indeed, TIA member company interest and participation in the intelligent transportation sector, including connected and autonomous vehicles, has never been stronger.  We are excited to be a part of the coming revolution in intelligent transportation sector to improve safety, mobility, and efficiency on our nation’s highways.”

About TIA

The Telecommunications Industry Association (TIA) represents manufacturers and suppliers of global communications networks through standards development, policy and advocacy, business opportunities, market intelligence, and events and networking. TIA enhances the business environment for broadband, mobile wireless, information technology, networks, cable, satellite and unified communications. Members' products and services empower communications in every industry and market, including healthcare, education, security, public safety, transportation, government, the military, the environment, and entertainment. Visit tiaonline.org for more details.

TIA is accredited by the American National Standards Institute (ANSI), and is a proud sponsor of ANSI’s Standards Boost Business campaign. Visit www.standardsboostbusiness.org for details.

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About TIA

The Telecommunications Industry Association (TIA) represents manufacturers and suppliers of global communications networks through standards development, policy and advocacy, business opportunities, market intelligence, and events and networking. TIA enhances the business environment for broadband, mobile wireless, information technology, networks, cable, satellite and unified communications. Members' products and services empower communications in every industry and market, including healthcare, education, security, public safety, transportation, government, the military, the environment, and entertainment. Visit tiaonline.org for more details.

TIA is accredited by the American National Standards Institute (ANSI), and is a proud sponsor of ANSI’s Standards Boost Business campaign. Visit www.standardsboostbusiness.org  for details.

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