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Use of GMA Technology for Testing and Development – USDOT Testbed
GMA is seeking to facilitate widespread testing and development of its technology and mobile application. As part of this effort, GMA joined the U.S. Department of Transportation Testbed, which includes more than 70 companies working on vehicle-to-vehicle solutions using DSRC technology and sharing intellectual property.
The program is working toward a comprehensive vehicle connectivity proposition linking wireless vehicle connections to collision avoidance systems. GMA is working independently in this same direction with the objective of avoiding collisions at traffic light-equipped intersections.
The technical roadmap of the USDOT Testbed is as pictured:
Source: U.S. Department of Transportation
Global Mobile Alert’s technology is available to USDOT Testbed participants that are interested in collaborating. Participants can either contact Global Mobile Alert directly or facilitate a meeting via the USDOT-affiliated Testbed program. All collaborations require a license from Global Mobile Alert. Global Mobile Alert is currently in the process of contacting program participants and securing those commitments. Global Mobile Alert’s technology is a practical solution that fits with the USDOT’s roadmap shown in the diagram above.
2.2 Alternatives to DSRC .
Researchers expect that pre-standard 5G networks, which will include DSRC-like V2I capabilities, will be deployed as part of the Seoul Olympics in 2018 and even more advanced 5G technology will arrive as part of the Tokyo Olympics in 2020. The current state of network evolution is reflected in this graphic from Huawei Technology: