Applied Information has started testing connected vehicle technology on public roads around the Infrastructure Automotive Technology Laboratory (iATL) in Alpharetta, Georgia, the US.

The deployment and testing of Cellular Vehicle to Everything (C-V2X) technology started after an experimental license was issued by the Federal Communications Commission (FCC) for infrastructure and mobile C-V2X deployments within a five-mile radius of the iATL.

The license will allow testing of Vehicle-to-Infrastructure (V2I) applications to highlight potential benefits and systematic improvements of the technology.

Applied Information is deploying the technology in an approximately 78.5-square-mile area.

Applied Information president Bryan Mulligan said: “The grant by the FCC enables, for the first time, automakers, technology companies and roadway operators to collaborate and to test a wide range of safety applications provided by C-V2X on public roads and in real traffic.

“With the opportunity to connect to well over 150 traffic control devices, this is a unique opportunity to make real improvements in safety and mobility on our streets and highways.”

Around 130 traffic signals and 11 school zones within the area covered by the license can use C-V2X to provide safety messages to connected and autonomous vehicles.

In addition, the technology can be used to develop and test safety applications that involve vulnerable road users, temporary work zones, and school and transit bus stop safety.

C-V2X technology can also provide proximity alerts to emergency vehicles on a call.

The iATL facility develops connected vehicle applications for vehicles and traffic control devices such as traffic signals.

Last April, Applied Information revealed plans to implement C-V2X traffic infrastructure products with its Glance Smart Cities Internet of Things (IoT) roadside unit portfolio.