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Connected Cars are Coming. Quickly.

One of the highlights at this year’s Consumer Electronics Show (CES) was the parade of new connected vehicle technologies.  Automakers and their suppliers rolled out a number of innovative capabilities that promise to shape the next generation of driving, make transportation safer and more efficient, revitalize our cities, and reduce air pollution.  Often lost amidst the “oohs” and “ahhs” these new capabilities inspire, however, is their dependence on radio spectrum and the policies that govern its use. The new connected vehicle capabilities come in decidedly different flavors.  Some, for example,

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The United States Department of Transportation Unveils Plans for Connected Vehicles

On February 3, the Department of Transportation (“DOT”) and the National Highway Traffic Safety Administration (“NHTSA”) unveiled their anticipated announcement regarding connected vehicle technology.  DOT and NHTSA announced their intention “to begin working on a regulatory proposal that would require V2V [Vehicle to Vehicle] devices in new vehicles in a future year, consistent with applicable legal requirements, Executive Orders, and guidance.” As an initial step, NHTSA will complete its analysis of its V2V research to date, including addressing concerns over privacy and cybersecurity.  DOT and NHTSA provided no time-line.  The