The Communication, Space and Technology Commission (CST) has issued a roadmap for using the 5.9 GHz Band for Vehicle-to-Everything (V2X) technology, which outlines CST’s strategic approach in providing the frequency spectrum needed for this technology in the Kingdom.
The aim is to keep pace with the rapid advancements in the field of intelligent transportation systems, and to facilitate the future deployment of autonomous vehicles, thus improving the quality of life in the Kingdom by enhancing road safety and providing drivers with important data needed.
The roadmap includes a comprehensive analysis of V2X applications and types of communication, as well as key developments regarding 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 in 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. It is part of the CST’s endeavor to achieve a prosperous and secure future in collaboration with relevant stakeholders.
Source: Saudi Press Agency