The Communication, Space, and Technology Commission (CST) has issued its Roadmap for Using the 5.9 GHz Band for Vehicle-to-Everything (V2X) Systems. The initiative outlines CST's strategic approach in providing the frequency spectrum needed for these systems within the Kingdom. It aims to keep pace with rapid advancements in intelligent transportation systems and to facilitate the future deployment of autonomous vehicles. These systems are expected to improve the quality of life in the Kingdom by enhancing road safety and providing drivers with related data.
The roadmap includes a comprehensive analysis of V2X applications and types of communications, as well as key developments in these applications. It also features a review of regulatory practices in various countries and an analysis of public consultation feedback. CST is keen to enable the latest technologies for these systems, specifically Cellular V2X (C-V2X), for several critical reasons, including the advanced use-cases offered by the technology and its seamless integration with existing 4G and 5G networks, which can be leveraged for these systems.
This roadmap complements the implementation of the Spectrum Outlook for Commercial and Innovative Use for 2021–2023 and aligns with the National Spectrum Strategy 2025. This is part of the CST's endeavor to achieve a prosperous and secure future in collaboration with relevant stakeholders.
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