V2V-equipped vehicles share information that can be used to alert drivers to upcoming potential hazards.
The Cadillac CTS is set to introduce Vehicle-to-Vehicle (V2V) communication, a technology that 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.
V2V-equipped vehicles alert drivers of potentially hazardous situations ahead, giving them additional time to react. V2V is included as a standard feature on the 2017 CTS in the U.S. and Canada.
“From the introduction of air bags, to the debut of OnStar, Cadillac continues its heritage of pioneering safety and connectivity advances,” said 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.”