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GM has gone ahead and made its new Vehicle-to-Vehicle (V2V) communications safety technology standard on the Cadillac CTS platform (in the US and Canada), according to a new press release.

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GM Makes V2V Safety Technology Standard On Cadillac CTS Sedans Sold In US

GM has gone ahead and made its new Vehicle-to-Vehicle (V2V) communications safety technology standard on the Cadillac CTS platform (in the US and Canada), according to a new press release.

GM has gone ahead and made its new Vehicle-to-Vehicle (V2V) communications safety technology standard on the Cadillac CTS platform (in the US and Canada), according to a new press release.

The company’s vehicle-to-vehicle communications tech works to increase hazard awareness (amongst other things) by sharing vehicle speed, location, and traffic condition data with vehicles up to ~1,000 feet away. One of the main selling points of the tech is that drivers can potentially be made aware of approaching car wrecks before it’s possible to visually notice them.

“From the introduction of air bags, to the debut of OnStar, Cadillac continues its heritage of pioneering safety and connectivity advances,” stated Richard Brekus, Cadillac global director of Product Strategy. “V2V essentially enables the car to sense around corners. Connecting vehicles through V2V holds tremendous potential, as this technology enables the car to acquire and analyze information outside the bounds of the driver’s field of vision. As an early mover, we look forward to seeing its benefit multiply as more V2V-equipped vehicles hit the road.”

The press release continues:

“Cadillac’s V2V solution uses Dedicated Short-Range Communications (DSRC) and GPS and can handle 1,000 messages per second from vehicles up to nearly 1,000 feet away. For example, when a car approaches an urban intersection, the technology scans the vicinity for other vehicles and tracks their positions, directions, and speeds, warning the driver of potential hazards that might otherwise be invisible.

“Common hazardous scenarios that prompt alerts are hard braking, slippery conditions and disabled vehicles. Through the next-generation Cadillac user experience infotainment system, drivers can customize alerts to show in the instrument cluster and available head-up display.”

Something else that’s worth noting is that the V2V tech in question operates on a 5.9 GHz spectrum.

Related: Cadillac CTS Plug-In To Be Imported From China

 
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