Safe-D: Safety through Disruption

Private 5G Technology and Implementation Testing


NEC has developed a Video Analytics implementation for traffic intersections using 5G technology. This implementation includes both hardware infrastructure and software applications supporting 5G communications which will allow low latency and secure communications. VTTI will work with NEC to facilitate the usage of a 3400-3500 MHz Program Experimental License (PEL) license band without SAS integration to implement a private 5G deployment at VTTI Smart Road intersection and Data Center.  Specific use cases will be developed to provide alerting mechanisms to both pedestrians and vehicles using C-V2X/PC5 technology.

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Research Investigators (PI*)

Elizabeth White (VTTI/VT)*
Mike Mollenhauer (VTTI/VT)*
Jean Paul Talledo Vilela (VTTI/VT)*

Project Information

Start Date: 2021-11-01
End Date: 2023-03-15
Status: Active
Grant Number: 69A3551747115
Total Funding: $166,406
Source Organization: Safe-D National UTC
Project Number: 06-006

Safe-D Theme Areas

Automated Vehicles

Safe-D Application Areas

Performance Measures
Risk Assessment
Vulnerable Users
Driver Factors and Interfaces

More Information

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Sponsor Organization

Office of the Assistant Secretary for Research and Technology
University Transportation Centers Program
Department of Transportation
Washington, DC 20590 United States

Performing Organization

Virginia Polytechnic Institute and State University
Virginia Tech Transportation Institute
3500 Transportation Research Plaza
Blacksburg, Virginia 24061