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Safety Band; 5.9GHz; spectrum; radio spectrum

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Recent FCC Public Notices on the 5.9 GHz Safety Band

New! June 2022—This month, 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:

(1) Request for Comments and Reply Comments. FCC and Public Safety and Homeland Security Bureau (PSHSB) issued...

How the Safety Band Enables Transportation Innovation

The promise of safety and mobility benefits from the 5.9 GHz Safety Band are already being realized across the country. Currently 25 states and over 100 connected vehicle deployments currently or will soon rely on the Safety Band.  Transportation initiatives in areas such automated and...

Taxpayer Investments and the Safety Band

The Safety Band at 5.850-5.925 GHz (5.9 GHz) is dedicated spectrum that is allocated for transportation safety communications (as one primary user in this band). Federal, state, and local agencies; academia and the research community; and the private sector have invested more than $2.5 billion...

How Connected Vehicles Work

In 2018, more than 37,000 people were killed needlessly in traffic crashes. In addition to the devastating human toll and suffering from motor vehicle crashes, the American taxpayer supports more than $140 billion per year in costs for emergency response, fatalities, injuries, and property...

Safety Band Maps and Infographics

Interactive Map: Connected Vehicle (CV) Deployments in the U.S. by State  Slide Presentation: 5.9 GHz Safety Band Transportation Communications--Incorporating Secure 5G Infographic: The 5.9 GHz Safety Band—an Investment in America's Transportation Safety Map:...