V2X: Lifesaving Vehicle Technology Fights to Survive | Consumer Reports

V2X: Lifesaving Vehicle Technology Fights To Survive | Consumer Reports 1

V2X technology can enable your car to communicate with its surroundings to improve traffic flow, aid first responders and increase vehicle safety. It has been deployed and proven among municipal fleets in several cities across the U.S. But, the FCC is threatening to take this technology away, before it gets to your vehicle. Here’s how CR is fighting to keep V2X alive.

How To Take Action:
1. Find out who your senators and representatives are at: www.GovTrack.us
2. Call the Capitol at: (202) 244-3121
3. Ask them to stop the FCC's plan to split up the transportation safety spectrum.
4. Repeat for your other senator and your representative in the House.

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8 Comments on "V2X: Lifesaving Vehicle Technology Fights to Survive | Consumer Reports"

  1. Charging Forward | October 20, 2020 at 2:16 PM | Reply

    I can see way too many people being upset that the government and probably even companies will be using this data to watch them.

  2. Pepperidge Cookies | October 20, 2020 at 2:52 PM | Reply

    Push the 5G

  3. Does anybody remember those creepy “on star” Commercials put out by GM about 10 or 12 years ago? 1st They started out by giving you the “safety” benefits like the car automatically calling for help in case of an accident but then the commercials started advertising that they could automatically Lock and unlock your doors With the system which voice kind of creepy enough but the worst part is when they started advertising that in case of the car getting stolen they could send out a signal to kill the engine. Later on you started hearing Stories about people randomly getting speeding tickets and red light tickets In the mail. The local governments were using The system in your car so that the car could actually tell on you for going over the speed limit. One of the major rental car companies was using it as well. I don’t want my car to be enabled to rat me out and I don’t want the government or some big Tech company to have the ability to kill the engine in my car by sending out a signal. I wouldn’t except the mark of the beast myself and I have no interest in having it placed on my Toyota Camry. Leave us alone ! What these people promise is rarely what is ever delivered now put on your masks and eat your Thanksgiving dinner over zoom like a good little serf. You wouldn’t want to be “unsafe” would you?

  4. Does anybody remember those creepy “on star” Commercials put out by GM about 10 or 12 years ago? 1st They started out by giving you the “safety” benefits like the car automatically calling for help in case of an accident but then the commercials started advertising that they could automatically Lock and unlock your doors With the system which voice kind of creepy enough but the worst part is when they started advertising that in case of the car getting stolen they could send out a signal to kill the engine. Later on you started hearing Stories about people randomly getting speeding tickets and red light tickets In the mail. The local governments were using The system in your car so that the car could actually tell on you for going over the speed limit. One of the major rental car companies was using it as well. I don’t want my car to be enabled to rat me out and I don’t want the government or some big Tech company to have the ability to kill the engine in my car by sending out a signal. I wouldn’t except the mark of the beast myself and I have no interest in having it placed on my Toyota Camry. Leave us alone ! What these people promise is rarely what is ever delivered now put on your masks and eat your Thanksgiving dinner over zoom like a good little serf. You wouldn’t want to be “unsafe” would you?

  5. V2X is not worth it.

  6. The DOT has had the 5.9 spectrum reserved for V2X for over 20 years and spent most of that time making virtually no use of it. In the 20 years DOT has been tinkering with V2X, the commercial cellular industry has gone from 2G (<0.1Mbit/s) to 5G (200+Mbit/s). Reserving 5.9 exclusively for V2X with today's technology is like if in 1950 NASA reserved a massive warehouse in the middle of Manhattan to house the supercomputers it will need to do calculations which can now be done on my phone. While V2X is a potentially valuable public service, the spectrum itself is a valuable public resource and V2X should be implemented in a way that minimizes the taking of that resource from the public.

  7. In the example shown of the bus switching a light green if the bus is running late, is this our future where a “hierarchy system” is imposed and those who can either afford to pay or those deemed more important, can control the traffic patterns to suit their own needs? What considerations were allowed for all the vehicles on the other street when you short timed their light to suddenly go red? Beyond that, think of the privacy concerns here. The “system” will track you and your car throughout the city knowing precisely where you have gone. Will coporations or governments exploit this with subpoenas for this valuable tracking data? It’s s slippery slope so I’m glad it’s still be drafted for the time being.

  8. Integrating 5G with V2X before the security aspects are vetted and matured can be a risky business

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