The U.S. DOT is planning to conduct testing of 5th Generation New Radio (5G NR) and Cellular LTE Vehicle-to-Everything (LTE C-V2X) technologies to assess the suitability of those technologies for different ITS use cases.


Types of testing the U.S. DOT would like to perform:

  • Baseline Radio Performance Tests: These tests would demonstrate the baseline performance capabilities (latency, jitter, etc.) of 5G NR-V2X radios.
  • Capacity Performance Tests: These tests would demonstrate how performance degrades when the maximum number of devices is reached and how effective congestion control mechanisms perform.
  • ITS Use Case Demonstrations: These tests would demonstrate the performance of 5G NR-V2X radios within use cases such as vehicle-to-vehicle safety.

Three categories of Next Generation Testing Solicitation:

  • Modeling and Simulation: This service will help analyze the performance of large numbers of LTE C-V2X and 5G NR devices and how those devices perform in the presence of other communications technologies.
  • Lab Services: This service will focus on the performance testing of small numbers of LTE C-V2X and 5G NR devices and radios to determine if real world performance matches what is expected in the communications standard.
  • Field Testing Services: This service will focus on real world demonstrations of ITS Use Cases with LTE C-V2X and 5G NR devices installed in vehicles and LTE C-V2X and 5G NR roadside equipment connected to typical ITS infrastructure like actuated signal controllers. This may include large numbers of 5G devices.

Contacts

Please explore this site for a more detailed description of the program and progress. We will continue to upload relevant program information for public consumption as it becomes available. For inquiries regarding the program, please contact the USDOT Point of Contact below.

Jonathan Walker

Chief Policy, Architecture, and Knowledge Transfer

Office of the Assistant Secretary for Research and Technology

ITS Joint Program Office

(202) 366-2199