April 14, 2021 Press Release

Statement on FCC Waivers for 57-71 GHz Spectrum for In-vehicle Sensing Technologies

Statement Attributable to Auto Innovators President and CEO John Bozzella:

“These waivers from the Federal Communications Commission will enable important in-vehicle sensing technology to further the auto industry’s goal of saving lives. We appreciate Acting Chair Jessica Rosenworcel making this a priority and allowing use of this spectrum to deploy innovative safety technologies, including technologies that can help detect a child left in a vehicle.

“As part of its commitment to a safer and smarter future, the industry is working to reduce pediatric heatstroke fatalities through advanced technology, public awareness efforts, and a 2019 commitment to equip vehicles with rear seat reminder systems by Model Year 2025.”