Laboratory to Help Connected and Autonomous Vehicles Talk to Traffic Signals Opens

Just some insight into what is going on with V2x, and in this case V2I (Vehicle to Infrastructure) communication.

Infrastructure-Automotive Technology Laboratory (iATL)

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At the iATL, automakers, manufacturers and transportation professionals can experience and test a wide spectrum of signals and roadside equipment. Designed as a working laboratory, visitors are encouraged to develop and test the latest C-V2x applications.

The primary function of the iATL is to serve as an engineering technical facility for testing the functionality and performance of connected vehicle applications between the transportation infrastructure and motor vehicles, the infrastructure and vulnerable road users, motor vehicles and vulnerable road users and other configurations.

“The iATL is where automakers, roadway operators and technology companies can come together and make the vision of connected vehicles a reality now,” said Bryan Mulligan, President of Applied Information. “The iATL is not just a collection of traffic devices in a laboratory, but it is embedded in an ecosystem of 125 connected intersections to test the Day One applications in real-world conditions.”

The 4,400 square foot facility includes dozens of different types of electronic devices that control everything from traffic signals to school zone safety beacons to electronic crosswalks. Automakers will be able to develop interactive safety apps that interact with the devices and cellular network operators will work out communications including 5G.

Another unique feature of the iATL is that automakers can test safety applications in real-world conditions in the streets of Alpharetta, GA which operates the first large-scale deployment of connected vehicle infrastructure technology using all forms of communications simultaneously – 4G LTE, Cellular Vehicle to Everything (C-V2X), Dedicated Short Range Radio (DSRC) and 900 MHz radio, underwritten by the North Fulton Community Improvement District.

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Illustration for article titled Laboratory to Help Connected and Autonomous Vehicles Talk to Traffic Signals Opens

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