A conceptual diagram of the next-generation intelligent transportation system (C-ITS). /Korea Expressway Corporation The Ministry of Science, ICT and Future Planning announced on the 16th that it would finalize the frequency allocation plan for the ��next-generation intelligent transportation system (C-ITS)�� pilot project after collecting opinions from the Ministry of Land, Infrastructure and Transport. C-ITS is a road communication infrastructure that enables the sharing and response of traffic risk information in advance through vehicle-to-vehicle and vehicle-to-road communication. Previously, in August last year, the Ministry of Science and ICT and the Ministry of Land, Infrastructure and Transport decided to promote a pilot project using communication methods such as Wi-Fi-based WAVE and mobile communication-based LTE-V2X. In order to carry out the pilot project for both technologies, a new frequency allocation plan was needed, and the Ministry of Science and ICT confirmed the placement plan after comprehensively reviewing frequency utilization efficiency, international trends, safety use, and protection of existing users. Among the 70 MHz (megahertz) widths (5855-5925 MHz) supplied by C-ITS, the confirmed layout plan distributes the lower 20 MHz width as LTE-V2X and the upper 30 MHz width as waves. The remaining 20 MHz width will be set as a guard band, and it will be used for next-generation C-ITS technology development such as 5G-V2X. Choi Woo-hyeok, director of radio wave policy at the Ministry of Science and ICT, said, ��As the frequency allocation plan is finalized, the foundation for pilot projects for both C-ITS technologies has been laid. We will continue to cooperate between ministries to achieve our policy goals,�� he said.