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Connected car technology to be tested as part of pilot project on San Diego roadways


A new pilot project to test wireless links between cars and roadside infrastructure is soon going to kickoff in San Diego under the San Diego Regional Proving Grounds – a U.S Department of Transportation which is designated for regional testing for highly automated and self riving vehicles. Caltrans, the San Deigo Association of Governments (SANDAG) and other local agencies will work closely with Qualcomm to test cellular vehicle technology on the local roads.

The pilot will focus on evaluating the technology called C-V2X in connected roadside infrastructure which overlooks the stoplights and traffic monitoring devices. The project will be tested on a three mile stretch of highways and traffic light intersections of Interstate – 805 and state route 52 between Sorrento Valley and Kearny Mesa. Qualcomm also is participating in C-V2X trials in Colorado and Virginia.

The vehicle-to-vehicle and vehicle-to-infrastructure connections can become a central feature of connected cars in the future, help lower accidents, reduce traffic jams and accelerate the roll out of autonomous driving.

“Results from the C-V2X pilot will provide vital data we need to incorporate these emerging concepts into the transportation planning that SANDAG is doing for the region,” said SANDAG Chair and Poway Mayor Steve Vaus.

To know more read the full article here.

Picture: San Diego Union tribune


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