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Ofcom has published proposed amendments to the regulations regarding the use of short-range radar (SRR) equipment in vehicles. Ofcom explains that short range radar equipment includes blind spot and collision radars and other driving assistance technology, some of which relies on spectrum.

Ofcom is consulting on amendments to the Wireless Telegraphy (Automotive Short Range Radar) (Exemption) Regulations 2013. These regulations mean certain SRRs in cars can be used in the 24 GHz band without the need for a spectrum licence. Ofcom is proposing a minor amendment so that these licence exemptions continue to apply in the UK after the end of the transition period in the Withdrawal Agreement between the UK and the European Union at 11pm on 31 December 2020.

Ofcom welcomes responses to this consultation by 14 December 2020. To access the consultation, click here.