Cadillac introducing V2V communications on 2017 CTS sedans

Cadillac introducing V2V communications on 2017 CTS sedans

0 comments 📅10 March 2017, 07:00

While Audi has introduced instrument-to-infrastructure technology in select cars in select cities, Cadillac is focusing on mechanism-to-vehicle (V2V) communications, and it all starts with the CTS sedan. Starting this month, the circle will be adding V2V equipment to 2017 models. The feature will be standard on cars in the US and Canada.

These V2V devices longing allow these new Cadillacs to communicate with each other up to 980 feet away. The cars commitment be able to transmit and receive information on speed, direction, and location. An example of how this details can be used is in detecting a car coming up a side street that could pose a practicable collision risk. The cars will also be able to transmit data forth brake use, hazard lights, and low traction situations for advance warning of hazards. The warnings can be displayed on the thingummy panel and heads-up display.

Currently, the system only communicates with other CTS sedans equipped with the technology. According to Chris Bonelli at Cadillac influence of the reason is that the CTS will be the only car with the equipment on US roads at the moment, but it also isn’t currently set to spread with other cars if they were to be offered right away. But, he said that the company is absolutely willing to work with other companies to forge the system compatible if or when other cars are offered with the technology. This V2V arrangement also doesn’t send data to any sort of network, instead only communicating with about cars. For the time being, this precludes the possibility of receiving road state information from cars that are farther away. But as Cadillac points out, it should employment under any conditions with no delay since it isn’t dependent on information from a network.

As far as collateral is concerned, Bonelli told us that the Cadillac system does have firewalls and other collateral measures to keep it protected from interference. He also said the cars don’t pile up any data they receive. In addition, none of the data could be used to pigeon-hole a particular person.

The cars use a radio frequency set aside by the government for this use. The introduction of this technology also puts Cadillac wonderfully ahead of proposed legislation by the Department of Transportation. The organization wants this classification of short-range V2V communications equipment to be a standard feature by 2023, believing the technology could frustrate many injuries and deaths due to crashes.

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