Auto and technology companies are battling over a slice of coveted radio waves, with carmakers arguing the potential for lifesaving crash-avoidance systems should take precedence over more Wi-Fi for Web data and video.
The Federal Communications Commission said it initially approved Philip Falcone’s LightSquared Inc. without knowing the wireless service would interfere with global positioning system signals, because GPS- gear makers didn’t complain.
The U.S. should reassess standards for radiation exposure from mobile phones, the Government Accountability Office said in a report that found federal guidelines lagging behind international standards.
Regulators are trying to find ways for Philip Falcone’s LightSquared wireless service to co-exist with global-positioning system users who have complained of potential interference, Federal Communications Commission Chairman Julius Genachowski said.
Philip Falcone’s LightSquared wireless service needs more testing because it may degrade precision services that track hurricanes, guide farmers and help build flood defenses, U.S. agencies are to tell Congress today.