When the Fixing America’s Surface Transportation (FAST) Act passed in 2015, $305 billion was earmarked for innovative highway, motor vehicle and safety projects over the next four years. The U.S. Department of Transportation (DOT) responded by funding several grants to move current and new transportation infrastructure plans forward. It is expanding the potential for passenger and freight travel while encouraging innovation on actual roads themselves. However, there are many parts and pieces to the new world of transportation beyond what is even outlined in the different documents available on DOT’s website.
Ever wonder what frequencies vehicles use to communicate with infrastructure? The United States Department of Transportation has been assessing the feasibility of the 5.9 Gigahertz broadcast frequency for short-range communications between vehicles and infrastructure. Here’s what the USDOT is saying: http://bit.ly/20Mq2J2