The Federal Communications Commission has granted Applied Information licenses to test C-V2X in Texas and Hawaii.
The license to test cellular vehicle-to-everything (C-V2X) in Arlington, Texas, covers a zone with a five-mile radius around the busy Cooper Street corridor. It has 31 traffic signals, two school safety zones and a railroad crossing operated by the City Department of Transportation.
In Honolulu, Hawaii, the license covers a zone with a five-mile radius along the Nimitz Highway and Ala Moana Boulevard segments, with 35 traffic signals.
The project is managed by the Hawaii Department of Transportation and the University of Hawaii.
Bryan Mulligan, president of Applied Information, said, “These experimental licenses enable our infrastructure partners in Arlington and Honolulu to develop and test new C-V2X applications in completely diverse transportation ecosystems. Among the unique applications being developed are interactions at grade railway crossings, traffic queue warnings and dynamic speed harmonization.”
The test areas will offer a diverse range of topography, flora, seasonal weather, construction and other potential interferences to radio communications.
C-V2X radios will operate in the areas to test, develop and evaluate vehicle communications, transportation infrastructure communications and chip prototypes in real-world scenarios.