Comment Date:  January 25, 2019

Reply Comment Date:  February 11, 2019

On December 21, 2018, the FCC released a public notice seeking comment on a petition filed by General Motors Holding LLC (GM).  GM’s petition asks to waive certain minimum functionality requirements for a real-time text (RTT) chat application that will be used in its autonomous-vehicle ride-hailing service. 

Interested parties may file comments by accessing the Electronic Comment Filing System at  All filings must reference GN Docket No. 15-178.  People with disabilities who need assistance to file comments online at may request assistance by email to

Links to the Public Notice:





Link to the General Motors Petition for Waiver:


General information about RTT is available at  For further information, please contact Michael Scott, Disability Rights Office, CGB, at (202) 418-1264 or  Individuals who use videophones and are fluent in American Sign Language (ASL) may call the FCC’s ASL Consumer Support Line at (844) 432-2275 (videophone).  Individuals using a text teletypewriter (TTY) may call the FCC’s TTY number at (888) 835-5322.



Wednesday, December 26, 2018