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.

Cadillac V2I Development, cadillac Vehicle-to-Infrastructure tech, cadillac, gm, cadillac cts, Vehicle-to-Infrastructure

Related: Restyled 2018 Cadillac XTS leaked

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.

Source: Cadillac