Wireless & Mobile Landscape

Dedicated Short Range Communications: Wireless Technology for Safer Roads

Dedicated Short-Range Communications presents an opportunity to make streets safer, travel easier and minimize the impact vehicles have on the environment. While the technology could have significant benefits if and when deployed and adopted en masse, the market for DSRC remains nascent. The technology faces challenges from large companies and industry organizations that would like to use some of the spectrum, as well as the usual slew of issues new technologies grapple with before commercialization.

This market study examines DSRC services, recaps major testing initiatives and trials in the U.S., discusses the barriers and drivers of the technology, and presents information on likely deployment of DSRC for vehicle-to-vehicle and vehicle-to-infrastructure uses. It also presents a cost estimate to build out DSRC in the U.S. and Europe.


Key Questions Answered

  • What is DSRC, and why is it useful for vehicle safety applications?
  • What types of vehicle-to-vehicle and vehicle-to infrastructure applications does DSRC allow for?
  • What are the benefits of DSRC, and what are some business challenges and spectrum challenges the technology needs to overcome?
  • How has the government tested DSRC, and when are DSRC mandates expected?
  • How much will DSRC cost to build out in the U.S. and Europe, and what are the opportunities for infrastructure vendors and vehicle OEMs?

Who Should Read

  • Automotive manufacturers and suppliers
  • M2M providers
  • Technology and ITS vendors
  • Infrastructure providers
  • Mobile device OEMs
  • Mobile service providers
  • Financial and investment analysts.

Table of Contents

  • Abstract
  • Executive Summary
    • DSRC Deployment Cost Estimates
      • U.S. DSRC Cost Estimates
      • European DSRC Cost Estimates
  • Methodology
  • DSRC Overview
    • What is DSRC
    • Who is Driving DSRC and V2X
  • DSRC Functionality
    • DSRC Applications
    • DSRC Benefits
    • DSRC Challenges
  • DSRC Technology
    • Spectrum
    • Other uses for this spectrum
    • Support and Opposition to DSRC
  • DSRC Architecture
    • U.S. V2V Testing and Trials
    • U.S. V2I Deployment Planning
    • Status of DSRC Mandates
    • Timeframe for DSRC Introductions
      • United States
      • Europe
      • Asia Pacific
    • Building DSRC into Cars
    • Building DSRC Into Infrastructure
  • DSRC Deployment Cost Estimates
    • Major assumptions
    • U.S. DSRC Cost Estimates
      • DSRC Infrastructure estimates
      • DSRC vehicle cost estimates
    • European DSRC Cost Estimates
      • DSRC Infrastructure estimates
      • DSRC vehicle cost estimates
    • DSRC Vendors
      • Vendor Profiles
    • Conclusions and Recommendations
    • Definitions
      • General
      • Device Types
      • Services
      • Network Technology
    • About iGR
      • Disclaimer

    List of Tables


    List of Charts and Figures

    • Figure 1: Core DSRC Benefits
    • Figure 2: DSRC Challenges
    • Figure 3: Key Components of Vehicle DSRC
    • Figure 4: Elements of DSRC in Infrastructure

For additional information on the Dedicated Short Range Communications: Wireless Technology for Safer Roads market study, please contact Iain Gillott, at (512) 263-5682 or by email.