The FCBA Engineering and Technical and Wireless Telecommunications Committees will host a CLE on Wednesday, February 8 from 3:00 – 5:15 p.m. entitled “Securing Spectrum: Unlicensed Technologies, Connected Vehicles, and Privacy.” This program will be held at CTIA, 1400 16th St NW, Suite 600.
Developments in the 5.9 GHz band are bringing security issues into focus. As unlicensed communications and connected vehicle spectrum needs expand, policy makers, industry leaders and public interest groups are discussing how best to secure their transmissions from spectral interference and data breaches. How will latency sensitive transportation infrastructure and unlicensed services coexist in the U-NII-4 band? How can regulatory decisions support innovation and commerce without impairing public safety or privacy? This CLE addresses transportation technologies and digital privacy against a backdrop of communications law and jurisdiction, in the context of unlicensed technologies and dedicated short-range communications (DSRC). Speakers will provide regulatory updates, share insights, and suggest approaches to balancing current and future needs of multiple spectrum users.
3:00 – 3:05 p.m. Welcome and Introductions
3:05 – 3:30 p.m. Julius Knapp, Chief, Office of Engineering & Technology, Federal Communications Commission
3:30 – 4:15 p.m. State of Play: Connected Vehicles and Unlicensed Technologies in the 5.9 GHz Band
Access to spectrum is necessary for connected vehicle communications and for innovative unlicensed uses. The FCC has committed to complete testing of potential 5.9 GHz spectrum sharing technologies by January 15, 2017. The NHTSA has proposed to enable vehicle-to-vehicle (V2V) communication technology on all new light-duty vehicles. Will commercial applications, such as wireless LTE and new radar technologies, improve highway safety as well as, or in place of, DSRC infrastructure? How should applications that are not safety-of-life be defined and addressed? This panel will provide regulatory updates, discuss opportunities for development of the U-NII-4 band, and consider beneficial paths forward.
Angela Giancarlo, Government Relations Partner, Mayer Brown LLP
Erin McGrath, Legal Advisor, Office of Commissioner O’Rielly, Federal Communications Commission
Ari Fitzgerald, Partner, Hogan Lovells US LLP
John Kuzin, Vice President and Regulatory Counsel, Qualcomm
Paul Margie, Partner, Harris Wiltshire & Grannis, LLP
4:15 – 5:30 p.m. Break
4:30 – 5:15 p.m. Cybersecurity, Privacy, and Collision Avoidance
Will DSRC communications be safe and secure? Will commercial vehicle systems architectures and telematics expose consumer information to unacceptable digital threat levels, or is cybersecurity sufficiently strong? This panel will discuss government and industry efforts addressing concerns that connected vehicle technologies, through onboard services such as mobile payments, advertising, and infotainment, could provide attack vectors for malware, personal data theft, and vehicle collisions.
Megan Brown, Partner, Wiley Rein LLP
Harry Lightsey, Executive Director, Global Connected Customer, Public Policy, General Motors
Kevin Gay, Chief of the Intelligent Transportation Systems (ITS) Policy, Architecture, and Knowledge Transfer group, ITS Joint Program Office, U.S. Department of Transportation
Steve Bayless, Vice President, Technology & Markets / Senior Director of Telecommunications & Telematics, Intelligent Transportation Society of America
John Gasparini, Policy Fellow, Public Knowledge