Australian Communications and Media Authority has introduced new regulations that will allow Australian road traffic authorities to roll out intelligent transport systems (ITS) that enable vehicle-to-vehicle, vehicle-to-person or vehicle-to-infrastructure communications.
Following industry consultation, the Australian Communications and Media Authority introduced the Radiocommunications (Intelligent Transport Systems) Class Licence 2017, which will support the use of complying wireless technologies and devices.
The regulations allow the 5.9 GHz band to be used for ITS in Australia and are consistent with the ITS arrangements in major vehicle markets such as the United States and the European Union.
Harmonising Australia’s ITS arrangements with wider global developments means Australian motorists are more likely to enjoy the benefits of connected vehicles as they become available.
According to FCC, Dedicated Short Range Communications (DSRC) Service in the Intelligent Transportation Systems (ITS) Radio Service in the 5.850-5.925 GHz band (5.9 GHz band) involves vehicle-to-vehicle and vehicle-to-infrastructure communications, helping to protect the safety of the traveling public. It can save lives by warning drivers of an impending dangerous condition or event in time to take corrective or evasive actions.