The radio frequency spectrum needed for the operation of short-range high-resolution automotive radar has been allocated in the 79 GHz frequency band.
This decision was reached at the World Radiocommunication Conference currently meeting in Geneva, and means there is a globally-harmonized regulatory framework for automotive radar to prevent collisions, which will improve vehicular safety and reduce traffic accidents.
The organisation says that the allocation of spectrum will now facilitate the development of one of the most significant technologies in support of this global need.
“The decision to harmonize the 79 GHz frequency band for automotive radar will allow the automotive industry to deploy anti-collision radar devices globally,” said ITU Secretary-General Houlin Zhao. “This will contribute a great deal towards the UN goal to improve road safety worldwide and prevent traffic-related fatalities.”