© News 1 (Seoul=News 1) Reporter Park Jeong-yang = The Ministry of Science and ICT announced on the 16th that it would finalize the frequency arrangement 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. In August of last year, the Ministry of Science and ICT and the Ministry of Land, Infrastructure and Transport decided to promote a pilot project for various communication methods. Various communication methods are Wi-Fi type WAVE and mobile communication type LTE-V2X. In order to conduct pilot projects for both technologies, a new frequency allocation plan is required, and the Ministry of Science and ICT has confirmed the allocation plan after comprehensively reviewing frequency utilization efficiency, international trends, safety use, and protection of existing users. Among the 70 MHz widths (5855 & sim;5925 MHz) supplied by C-ITS, the confirmed layout plan distributes the lower 20 MHz bandwidth to LTE-V2X and the upper 30 MHz bandwidth to WAVE. In addition, the remaining 20 MHz width will be set as a guard band, but 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 that the basis for pilot projects for both C-ITS technologies was laid as the frequency allocation plan was finalized. He said that he would continue to cooperate between ministries to achieve this.