Toyota Voices Concerns Over Expanding the Wireless Spectrum for Internet Access

Toyota Motor Corporation spoke to the House Energy and Commerce panel overseeing technology that the Federal Communications Commission (FCC) should not move forward with a plan to allow expanded parts of the wireless spectrum for Internet access until testing can ensure that it won’t threaten auto safety advances. 

Principal Research Manager at the Toyota Info Technology Center, John Kenney, shared this concern with the House Committee to not move forward until viable technology-sharing is demonstrated and can be proven that there is no harmful interference that will impair the safety-of-life mission for which the section of the spectrum is allocated. He also said that regulations must also ensure that kids using devices in the back seat do not interfere with the safety system.

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