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The Safety Band #SafetyBand

What is the Safety Band?

The Safety Band is radio spectrum reserved specifically for transportation safety. In 1999, the Federal Communications Commission (FCC) allocated 75 MHz of radio spectrum in the 5.9 GHz band to be used for vehicle and infrastructure communications... more

How Does the Recent FCC Decision Affect the Safety Band?

See the FCC Report and Order from November 10, 2020 and find out What's Next for Stakeholders

Where is the Safety Band at Work?

Explore our interactive map that shows operational and planned connected vehicle deployment locations across the U.S. It also contains state-by-state crash fatalities and the economic costs that could potentially be mitigated through deployment of Safety Band-related technology. Check out this link to see V2X spectrum allocations around the world.

Learn more about the Safety Band's importance to Connected and Automated Vehicles:

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