Bipartisan group of senators urges implementation of tech to connect vehicles

U.S. Sen. Gary Peters, Chair of the Subcommittee on Surface Transportation, led a bipartisan group of Senate colleagues in calling on the U.S. Department of Transportation (DOT) to prioritize implementation of connected vehicle technologies to make America’s roadways safer.

In a letter, the Senators shared their support for DOT’s draft plan released earlier this year, which would accelerate Cellular Vehicle-to-Everything (C-V2X) deployment. C-V2X is an intelligent transportation system (ITS) technology that allows for data sharing between vehicles, roadside infrastructure, and nearby road users to enable various roadway safety and efficiency applications – including collision prevention, traffic signal priority for first responders or transit vehicles, and improved school bus safety.

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