Today, technology exists that can stop crashes before they happen. Connected cars will be able to talk to each other like your cell phone, TV, and other wireless devices, and warn you about things you can't see to make driving safer, increase fuel economy, and ease traffic congestion. But this connected car technology needs the Safety Spectrum to operate.
The FCC is considering a change in their rules that could jeopardize the Safety Spectrum. Decisions over sharing the Safety Spectrum should be driven first and foremost by public safety.
More than 30,000 individuals die each year on U.S. highways. The Safety Spectrum will help address 4.5 million car crashes, significantly reducing the number of lives lost each year.**
Americans currently spend nearly 7 billion hours sitting in traffic jams. The Safety Spectrum will help ease traffic congestion, saving consumers and businesses both time and money.*
Traffic congestion on U.S. highways wastes more than 3 billion gallons of fuel each year. The Safety Spectrum will result in improved traffic flow and fewer crashes, leading to a reduction in fuel consumption and CO2 emissions.*