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In May, Secretary Anthony Foxx announced a series of initiatives to speed the development of advanced technologies that could enhance highway safety. Among those initiatives is an effort to prepare to test the safety impact of wireless devices designed to share the section of the radio spectrum reserved for vehicle safety applications such as vehicle-to-vehicle and vehicle-to-infrastructure communications (the Dedicated Short Range Communications (DSRC, 5850–5925 MHz) spectrum band.

In cooperation with other federal partners, and significant input from our colleagues at the Federal Communications Commission and the National Telecommunications and Information Administration, DOT has developed a DRAFT test plan to meet Secretary Foxx's direction that DOT be able to complete initial testing of spectrum sharing within 12 months of receiving test devices from industry. The draft continues to be open to comments.

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