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The Safety Band #SafetyBand

What’s next for USDOT’s Vehicle To Everything (V2X) work?

See the latest research, test plans and analyses, and meeting summaries

Interactive Connected Vehicle Deployment Map

Currently operational and planned connected vehicle deployment locations and state-by-state crash fatalities

DSRC and Wi-Fi Baseline Cross-Channel Interference Test and Measurement Report

Pre-final results from testing conducted to baseline the potential performance impact of cross-channel Wi-Fi (802.11ac) emissions on DSRC in the DSRC band

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?

August 2023—FCC Issues 17 Waivers to Permit Initial Deployment of C-V2X Technology in the 5.9GHz Band  

April 2023—FCC issued Waiver of 5.9 GHz Band Rules to  Permit Initial Deployment of Cellular Vehicle-to-Everything Technology and National Telecommunications and Information Administration April 11, 2023 Information Letter Identifying Operational Limits NTSB Commends FCC Action on V2X Technology Development

June 2022—The FCC issued Public Notices (PN) and docket filings about use of the 5.9 GHz Safety Band that may be of interest to transportation stakeholders.

See the FCC Report and Order from November 10, 2020 

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:

Maps and Infographics

Events and Announcements

Fact Sheets

Speeches and Public Statements

Testing Plans and Technical Info

Related Programs and Policy