Arizona, Texas, Utah get $60m of federal funds for V2X deployments

The Department of Transportation in the U.S. (USDOT) has awarded $60 million in grants to transport administrations in the states of Arizona, Texas, and Utah to accelerate cellular-based vehicle-to-everything (V2X) deployments and set up as “national models” for V2X rollouts in the rest of the country. The funding comes via the Federal Highway Administration (FHWA)…

Maricopa County, in south-central Arizona, will receive $19.6 million to lead a large-scale deployment of V2X technologies, mostly using the 5.9 GHz spectrum band…

The local DOT will deploy V2X applications at road junctions and crossings for detecting vulnerable road users, ‘pre-empting’ emergency vehicles, and for transit and freight ‘signal priority’. The project is targeting transit, emergency, and freight fleets. Meanwhile, in Texas, the A&M Transportation Institute will receive $19.2 million to deploy V2X technology in the Greater Houston area and the City of College Station.

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