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ITS Standards have been developed for many of the architecture flows in the National ITS Architecture. Click on the standard(s) to view the architecture flows and their communication requirements. More...

IEEE 802.11-2016
Standard for Information Technology - Telecommunications and Information Exchange Between Systems - Local and Metropolitan Area Networks - Specific Requirements - Part II: Wireless LAN Medium Access Control (MAC) and Physical Layer (PHY) Specification

IEEE 802.11-2016 incorporates amendment p (IEEE 802.11p-2011) which supports communication between vehicles and the roadside and between vehicles while operating at speeds up to a minimum of 200 km/h for communication ranges up to 1000 meters. The document will support communications in the 5 GHz bands; specifically 5.850-5.925 GHz band within North America with the aim to enhance the mobility and safety of all forms of surface transportation, including rail and marine.
For more information on how to obtain standards: Phone: 800-701-IEEE (4333)

Current Published Version: Version 2, Published in Dec 2016

Previous Development Activity: Version 1: Published (Mar 2012)

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