FCC Grants Company Experimental License for Connected Vehicle Testing in Arlington
By Office of Communication
Posted on June 18, 2020, June 18, 2020

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The Federal Communications Commission recently granted Applied Information, Inc. two additional experimental licenses for testing Cellular Vehicle to Everything (C-V2X) connected vehicle applications, which includes research here in Arlington.

The license for Arlington is for an approximate five-mile radius around the heavily traveled Cooper Street corridor, where the City’s Public Works and Transportation Department operates 31 traffic signals, two school safety zones and an at-grade railroad crossing. The second license for a project on a major arterial in Honolulu, HI.

“These experimental licenses enable our infrastructure partners in Arlington and Honolulu to develop and test new C-V2X applications in completely diverse transportation ecosystems,” Applied Information President Bryan Mulligan said. “Among the unique applications being developed are interactions with at grade railway crossings, traffic queue warnings and dynamic speed harmonization.”

Applied Information is the industry-leading developer of Smart Cities, connected, and intelligent transportation system (ITS) solutions designed to save lives, improve traffic, drive commerce, and help the environment. Key product areas are smart traffic signals, school zone flashing beacons, emergency vehicle preemption, transit, and freight priority and ITS systems. AI’s free TravelSafely™ smartphone app connects drivers, cyclists, and pedestrians, and the transportation infrastructure for a safer mobility experience.

The proposed testing areas of Arlington and Honolulu provide a diverse range of topography, flora, seasonal weather, construction and other potential interferences to radio communications.

The C-V2X radios will be operated throughout the specified areas to test, develop, and evaluate C-V2X vehicle communications, transportation infrastructure communications, and chip protypes in real-world scenarios in anticipation of wider-scale deployments following adoption of final rules for C-V2X.

In addition to licenses in Arlington and Honolulu, Applied Information holds an experimental license in Alpharetta, GA.

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