Connected intelligent transportation systems and infrastructure developer, Applied Information Inc. (AII), together with its partner, Commsignia, have been demonstrating ‘real-world’ Cellular Vehicle-to-Everything (C-V2X) technology at the ITS America Annual Meeting in Washington DC.
AII and Commsignia have been performing live demonstrations of C-V2X infrastructure communications between traffic signals and vehicles traveling along New York Avenue in Washington DC. Six consecutive traffic signals along the avenue have been equipped with AII’s Glance AI-500-085 in-cabinet devices, providing network connectivity and Signal Phase and Timing (SPaT) data to the Commsignia ITS-RS4-D V2X roadside units (RSUs). Vehicles for the demonstration used AII’s TravelSafely smartphone application, which displayed the C-V2X messaging. The RSUs and Commsignia ITS-OB4-D onboard units (OBU) feature the 9150 C-V2X Platform from leading connected vehicle chipset manufacturer Qualcomm Technologies Inc. The messages displayed included red-light running warnings and a ‘get ready for green’ notice.
AII’s partner for the demos, Commsignia, specializes in connected vehicle/V2X ‘Safer on the Road’ software and hardware products compatible with IEEE 802.11p/DSRC standards and Cellular V2X/5G technologies. The company is helping to build the next generation connected and autonomous vehicle (CAV) and smart mobility ecosystem that will make driving safer, whilst simultaneously reducing congestion and lowering emissions. Commsignia supplies best-in-class V2X communication software, hybrid V2X/ADAS applications with robust PKI (Public Key Infrastructure) and SCMS (Structured Content Management System) security, a V2X SDK (Software Development Kit), as well as OBUs and RSUs for connected car and Smart City deployments.
AII’s free TravelSafely smartphone app connects drivers, cyclists, and pedestrians, and roadside transportation infrastructure to create a safer citywide travel network and improved mobility experience for its users. The app easily links with the company’s Glance Smart City Supervisory platform, which enables cities to manage all their traffic, ITS and C-V2X assets on one web-based application. The main C-V2X connected infrastructure applications for the platform include: smart traffic signals, school zone flashing beacons, emergency vehicle preemption, transit, and freight priority, variable message signs (VMS) and work zone safety systems.
“We are very proud to be working with the Applied Information and Qualcomm Technologies on this demonstration and installation in Washington for the ITS America event,” said Jozsef Kovacs, CEO of Commsignia. “The deployment of commercial C-V2X OBU and RSU shows our leadership in the cellular V2X space as well as commercial readiness for C-V2X. We work with our partners to scale up V2X deployments to increase traffic safety and to pave the ways for self-driving cars on these crowded road segments by providing infrastructure information through V2X radio link.”
AII’s president, Bryan Mulligan, commented, “This demonstration in the streets of Washington with real traffic signals and real-world traffic conditions shows that C-V2X technology is ready to connect today to vehicles and smartphones. We expect to see accelerated deployment of connected vehicle technology over the coming months as roadway operators see the abundance of benefits including preemption for emergency vehicles and priority for transit buses.”