Connected vehicle technology, or V2X, is one of the next biggest frontiers for the automotive landscape. It includes vehicle to vehicle, vehicle to infrastructure and vehicle to pedestrian technology, which experts say could drastically reduce automotive accidents and fatalities.
General Motors recently took to China to showcase its latest developments on the V2X front with a suite of technologies. Those include Intersection Collision Alert and Emergency Brake Alert at the National Intelligent & Connected Vehicle Test Demo Base in Shanghai.
“GM has been a leader in developing intelligent V2X technology for more than a decade,” said Dr. John Du, director of the GM China Science Lab. “We are pleased to bring our latest global achievements in V2X technology to China. The newly opened Demo Base provides an excellent location to carry on our research on intelligent and connected vehicles in China.”
GM will roll out its first iteration of V2V technology with the 2017 Cadillac CTS in the United States, with other enhancements surely to come from this technology in its infancy.
At the demo base in China specifically, 29 programs are currently being developed to meet the needs of Chinese motorists. That number will jump to 100 programs by the end of 2017.