Proposed regulatory measures for the introduction of C-ITS in Australia | ACMA

Proposed regulatory measures for the introduction of C-ITS in Australia

Consultation closes: 23 September 2016

IFC: 20/2016 green light

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Outcome
Following consideration of submissions and further consultation with industry, the ACMA made the Radiocommunications (Intelligent Transport Systems) Class Licence 2017 on 18 December 2017, and it came into effect on 5 January 2018. The Class Licence authorises the operation of transmitters used for wireless technologies that are designed to enable vehicle-to-vehicle, vehicle-to-person or vehicle-to-structure communications. A paper providing a summary of submissions and the ACMA’s response is available in the Downloads table below.

Submissions
The ACMA received 12 submissions and one comment-submission to this consultation. These can be accessed from the right hand side index box.

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Consultation paper—Proposed regulatory measures for the introduction of cooperative intelligent transport systems in Australia

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Attachment A—Draft C-ITS class licence

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Summary of and response to submissions  397 KB 

Issue for comment

This paper and draft class licence sets out the proposed regulatory arrangements to support the introduction of cooperative intelligent transport systems (C-ITS) in the 5.9 GHz band (5.855–5.925 GHz) in Australia. The proposals have been prepared following ongoing consultation with the intelligent transport system industry. This paper, and the associated draft class licence, invite consultation on a regime for the authorisation of C-ITS devices, which may allow for the import and operation of C-ITS equipped vehicles, and facilitate innovation in the C-ITS industry.

In October 2009, the ACMA released the discussion paper Planning for intelligent transport systems that examined the introduction of C-ITS in the 5.9 GHz band with various interference scenarios being explored. Since that time, progress on harmonisation of technology standards internationally has delayed implementation and adoption of C-ITS. The ACMA has maintained a watching brief and, following developments in the harmonisation of technology standards, regulatory arrangements in Australia are now being proposed.

Opportunity to provide feedback

This consultation paper does not pose specific questions. However, the ACMA welcomes comment from interested stakeholders on the issues raised in this consultation or any other issues relevant to cooperative intelligent transport systems in the 5855–5925 MHz band.