The Federal Communications Commission (FCC) yesterday voted to expand short range radar for cars as well as for drones.
It permits higher powered radar that can support better Advances Driver Assistance Systems (ADAS), better pedestrian detection and improved lane departure warning. It will likely improve real time traffic management, and help support warnings for a child left in a hot car.
The new rules “provide opportunities for unlicensed field disturbance sensor (radar) devices to operate in the 60 GHz (57-71 GHz) band and foster the creation of innovative products and services while also ensuring coexistence with other users in the band,” announced the FCC.
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