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V2V safety technology now standard on Cadillac CTS sedans in US

Cadillac introduces Vehicle-to-Vehicle (V2V) communications this month in the CTS performance sedan, which is in production now. V2V-equipped vehicles share information that can be used to alert drivers to upcoming potential hazards, laying the groundwork for a connected, safer future.

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.

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Cadillac’s Vehicle-to-Vehicle communications technology shares vehicles’ locations, speeds, directions and traffic conditions up to nearly 1,000 feet away. Click to enlarge.

V2V-enabled data alerts drivers of potentially hazardous situations ahead, giving them additional time to react. 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.

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Only vehicles equipped with compatible V2V systems communicate with one another. Multiple V2V-equipped vehicles create an ad hoc wireless network that allows for the transfer of information without relying on sight lines, good weather conditions or cellular coverage.

The V2V technology on the 2017 CTS operates on a 5.9 GHz spectrum, which is allocated by the US Federal Communications Commission (FCC).

V2V is included as a standard feature on the 2017 CTS in the US and Canada and complements a robust suite of available active safety features. CTS offers Driver Awareness and Driver Assist active safety features such as Adaptive Cruise Control with full-speed range, automatic front and rear braking, forward collision mitigation, lane keep assist and rear cross traffic alert.

In 2016, Cadillac pioneered the world’s first Rear Camera Mirror, increasing the driver’s rearward vision by approximately 300%.

Comments

Lad

If GM would put the money into EVs instead of gimmicks, we could have cleaner air and they would be able to sell their Caddies. Cadillac needs something unique to jump start their sales; an EV would be the ticket back to profit.

gorr

Gm will lose money with this useless gimmick and they will also lose money with the bolt . Another 80 billions bailout from trump in a couple of years is coming folks. I hope trump and pruitt cut all subsidies toward everything in cARS, electronic and environment. free market oppressed heroes will take the place of incompetants and raise car efficiencies for a lower price.

Juan Valdez

V2V is a huge technology for safety in transportation. The short range radio spits out position and speed so cars and trucks nearby can know where these other vehicles are and how fast and what direction they are moving.

This will save thousands of lives when fully implemented, and augments the driverless car technology.

Gorr - you misunderstand what this is, and what its for. Good for us smarter people are adding these safety items, one by one, so we'll eventually save 40,000 people a year !!

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