5GAA Member Cohda Wireless’ MK6 Achieves FCC Certification for C-V2X in the US

Press Release, News 9 Jan. 2024

5GAA Member Cohda Wireless’ MK6 Achieves FCC Certification for C-V2X in the US

Cohda Wireless, a member of the 5G Automotive Association (5GAA), proudly announces the FCC certification of its MK6 – marking them as the first participant in the Joint Waiver program to receive the green light for C-V2X deployment.

Cohda Wireless’s innovative connected vehicle technology solution, the MK6, has been certified by the Federal Communications Commission (FCC), which recently granted waivers allowing the deployment of cellular-vehicle-to-everything (C-V2X) technology in the upper 30 MHz of spectrum in the 5.895-5.925 GHz band.

At the end of 2021, a group of automakers, state departments of transportation, and equipment manufacturers – including Cohda Wireless – jointly filed a Waiver Request asking the FCC to waive its 5.9 GHz band rules to permit them to immediately deploy C-V2X technology. The request identified a wide range of deployment plans, from vehicular deployments to widescale road infrastructure installments, that public and private stakeholders are ready to implement. In April 2023, 5GAA and its members were pleased to welcome the FCC’s decision to permit initial deployments of C-V2X technology in the 5.9 GHz band.

As a participant in the FCC Joint Waiver program, Cohda is the first to receive the green light for C-V2X (B47) from the FCC for its Original Equipment Products MK6 RSU connectivity device. This achievement follows the European Union and UK certifications of the MK6 RSU and OBU, granted in August 2023. In developing the sixth-generation MK6, Cohda has applied its experience and involvement in some of the world’s most prolific trials and deployments, including the 3000+ vehicle New York Connected Vehicle Project. Cohda is currently supporting, among others, The Smart Intersections Project in Michigan. The $20-million project started in 2021 and will equip 21 intersections in Ann Arbor with technology to track crashes and near misses by 2024.