Short range radars are an active safety feature in cars and have the potential to prevent accidents and to save many lives. Radars are using radio spectrum as a resource. The Commission has harmonised the use of radio spectrum within Europe for these types of radar equipment in the 24 GHz frequency band. However technological developments were slower than expected therefore there is a need to align the availability of this radio spectrum band. Hence the Commission launches a public consultation on the amendments to Commission Decision 2005/050/EC on the harmonisation of the 24 GHz radio spectrum band.