Government, Business, Technology, Safety

Transportation Leaders Call for GAO Study on 5.9 GHz Spectrum

transportation spectrum illustration jamesteohart/Getty Images

The leadership of the Transportation and Infrastructure Committee in the U.S. House of Representatives called on the U.S. Government Accountability Office to review the safety implications stemming from the possibility of sharing the 5.9 GHz spectrum band.

Eugene Mulero | Senior Reporter
November 6, 2020
Government, Business, Technology

FCC Opens Wi-Fi Access to Aid Coronavirus Response

Rendering of connected highway This rendering shows connected vehicles on a highway. Transportation safety advocates say the 5.9 GHz spectrum should remain dedicated to their needs. (U.S. Department of Transportation)

The Federal Communications Commission temporarily allowed broadband interests expanded access to the 5.9 GHz spectrum to battle the coronavirus pandemic.

Roger Gilroy | Senior Reporter
May 7, 2020
Business, Technology, Safety

FCC Considers Taking Away Spectrum Used by Transportation Industry

Ajit Pai, FCC chairman FCC Chairman Ajit Pai. (Evan Vucci/Associated Press)

Federal Communications Commission Chairman Ajit Pai wants to slash, or even end, public- and private-sector transportation interests’ exclusive access to a slice of spectrum known as Dedicated Short Range Communications.

Roger Gilroy | Senior Reporter
November 25, 2019

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January 28, 2019
Business, Technology, Equipment

Sunsetting of Older Wireless Networks Will Force Fleets to Replace Hardware

in-cab communication Fleets soon will need to replace in-cab communications and tracking systems that rely on 2G and 3G (Trimble Transportation Mobility)

Wireless service is changing, and so the trucking technologies that rely on it must change, too, vendors of communications and tracking systems said.

Stephen Bennett | Special to Transport Topics
December 7, 2018

Trimble Navigation Completes PeopleNet Deal

Trimble Navigation has completed its purchase of commercial vehicle mobile communications firm PeopleNet Communications Corp., said Norwest Equity Partners, PeopleNet’s former owner.

August 15, 2011