Last September, Cadillac made some exciting announcements concerning advanced assisted driving features and technologies. The automaker has created Cadillac V2V technology, which will be a car-to-car communication system that should greatly improve on-road communication and safety between people in different vehicles. Recently, the V2V system has been recognized as one of the 10 Breakthrough Technologies of 2015 by MIT.
The system is being tested by GM, Ford, and University of Michigan in Detroit, where they are trying to implement the system together with the MDOT system. They demonstrated the technology by showing a vehicle call ahead to one in front to warn it about a hidden oncoming vehicle. That’s just one example of what makes the V2V technology so important—and potentially life-saving.
“More than five million crashes occur on U.S. roads alone every year, and more than 30,000 of those are fatal,” MIT Technology Review stated. “The prospect of preventing many such accidents will provide significant impetus for networking technology.” The V2V technology will be deployed on the 2017 Cadillac CTS model, which should hit the market sometime in 2016. Come see us at DeVoe Cadillac to learn more.