Delphi wants to bring the internet of things to your car sooner rather than later. In its next step, it will show the latest V2X (Vehicle to everything) technology during the 2017 Consumer Electronics Show, according to The Detroit News.
V2X allows cars to communicate not only with other vehicles but with traffic lights, pedestrians and more. This is accomplished through GPS, onboard Wi-Fi and diagnostics systems, which connect to whatever else is compatible. Therefore, a traffic light can tell the car it will turn from yellow to red; it has the ability to reroute drivers to avoid traffic and it can tell drivers of any hazards ahead, such as icy conditions.
“A good part of that is if you can’t see around the corner, it’s still broadcasting. It still knows there’s a vehicle coming,” said Scott LaForest, Delphi electronics and safety engineering assistant. “The automakers will determine what level of warnings that they want to apply.”
The two Cadillac CTS will provide demos of the technology during CES and will join Delphi-modified Audis that have been outfitted with autonomous driving technology. The Audis will take passengers on a nearly one-hour long drive during the show.