The 2017 Cadillac CTS is a performance car that’s as safe as it is luxurious, but it’s getting even safer. The automaker announced that the CTS would see additional safety technology. As it turns out, that safety technology is Vehicle-to-Vehicle communications. The innovative technology is the first step to safer roads. Cadillac is the first brand to implement the technology.
Vehicle-to-Vehicle safety technology essentially allows vehicles to communicate with one another. Vehicles can be up to 1,000 feet away and exchange up to 1,000 messages per second. Put simply, the new technology allows cars to detect hazards that it can’t see.
“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,” said Richard Brekus, Cadillac global director, Product Strategy.
The new Vehicle-to-Vehicle technology can operate without cellular coverage, good weather, or a clear sight line. Multiple vehicles create a wireless network all on their own.
The new technology is a standard safety feature in the 2017 CTS and joins active safety features like Forward Collision Mitigation. Cadillac plans to roll out the technology to the rest of the lineup, starting with the 2018 ATS and XTS.
We here at DeVoe Cadillac are happy to see the luxurious Cadillac CTS getting more standard safety features!