CLEPA and ACEA publish a joint paper on future C-ITS spectrum needs for cooperative connected and automated mobility

The automotive industry strongly supports ambitious policy goals towards achieving a European environment for Cooperative, Connected and Automated Mobility (CCAM), which can contribute to a safer, more convenient and sustainable mobility ecosystem. Cooperative Intelligent Transport Systems (C-ITS) have been proven to reduce traffic fatalities and increase traffic efficiency. Automated driving functions will initially be supported by C-ITS. However, for automated driving level 5 C-ITS will be a pre-condition.

For this to become a reality and for the new functionalities currently being researched and developed to fully achieve the potential of reducing road fatalities and making road transport more efficient and environmentally-friendly overall, additional spectrum will be needed in addition to the currently harmonised ITS spectrum in Europe.

CLEPA, together with the European Automobile Manufactures’ Association (ACEA), and their members are currently engaged in various studies and technical work items in various organisations, which are developing future C-ITS use cases. As these solutions are being developed, we would like to engage in a dialogue with spectrum regulators and policy makers in order to determine a timeline for the rollout of innovative C-ITS services. At the same time, we would like to make sure that adequate radio spectrum resources are identified and made available, ideally on a cross-regional, harmonised and protected basis.





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