Cadillac has announced that it has successfully tested new Vehicle-to-Infrastructure (V2I) capability in Michigan with the Cadillac CTS sedan, one of the first production vehicles to contain Vehicle-to-Vehicle (V2V) communication. V2I connects the Cadillac development vehicles to its surrounding infrastructure, allowing the vehicle to alert the driver of safety, mobility or environment-related conditions ahead.
The traffic signals, located next to GM’s Warren Technical Center campus at the intersections of 12 Mile and 13 Mile roads, were able to send real-time data using Dedicated Short-Range Communications (DSRC) protocol to the Cadillac CTS, which alerted the driver of a potential red light violation. According to Cadillac, the alert helps avoid the dangerous decision to either brake abruptly or accelerate through a busy intersection.
The Michigan Department of Transportation, Macomb Country Department of Roads, and General Motors’ Research & Development are collaborating to showcase leadership in the connected and automated vehicle environment. Development of safety technologies, such as V2V and V2I communications, lays the groundwork for a connected, safer future.