The City of Peachtree Corners in Georgia, US, has reached a partnership to deploy cellular-vehicle-to-everything (C-V2X) technology to support traffic management and roadside safety.

The technology will be deployed in partnership with construction company Jacobs and technology company Qualcomm.

C-V2X direct communication has been designed to serve as a key feature for safety and mobility applications.

For the project, Qualcomm will provide its technology solutions, while Jacobs will be responsible for the installation commission project delivery.

Qualcomm’s solutions will be utilised by Curiosity Lab, an economic development initiative by the City of Peachtree Corners.

Peachtree Corners has an ‘advanced smart city ecosystem’, with smart connected technologies being developed and deployed in real-world conditions.

Jacobs, Peachtree Corners and Qualcomm will initially focus on roadside infrastructure, traffic management and road safety, with the implementation of C-V2X technology.

Under the programme, Peachtree will work with Commsignia for roadside units equipped with Qualcomm’s C-V2X solutions.

Utility vehicles equipped with the C-V2X solutions will be used to demonstrate vehicle-to-infrastructure (V2I) direct communications.

The implementation of C-V2X within the smart city environment is said to underline the benefits of C-V2X communications in a real-world setting.

Peachtree Corners assistant city manager and chief technology officer Brandon Branham said: “We’ve always stressed the importance of smart connected infrastructure to support all parts of an ecosystem, from autonomous vehicles and shuttles deployed for residents, pedestrians crossing the road, smart traffic management and public safety to other areas of everyday life.

“Qualcomm’s industry-leading C-V2X technologies will greatly elevate our infrastructure, making it second-to-none for both technology developers and our residents as we connect more of society and business.”

Last September, Peachtree Corners collaborated with Bosch’s Building Technologies division to test, demonstrate and develop the future of video-as-a-sensor technology to manage and analyse traffic in the region.

Bosch’s technology has been designed to analyse live autonomous shuttles and teleoperated e-scooters alongside regular drivers and vehicles.