Cadillac introduces Vehicle-to-Vehicle (V2V) communications in the CTS performance sedan, beginning with 2017 interim model year cars in production now. V2V-equipped vehicles share information that can be used to alert drivers to upcoming potential hazards, laying the groundwork for a connected future.
V2V is included as a standard feature on the 2017 CTS in the U.S. and Canada and complements a robust suite of available connectivity and advanced safety features.
Cadillac’s V2V solution 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. For example, when a car approaches an urban intersection, the technology scans the vicinity for other vehicles and tracks their positions, directions and speeds, warning the driver of potential hazards that might otherwise be invisible.
V2V-enabled data alerts drivers of potentially hazardous situations ahead, giving them additional time to react. Common hazardous scenarios that prompt alerts are hard braking, slippery conditions and disabled vehicles. Through the next-generation Cadillac user experience infotainment system, drivers can customize alerts to show in the instrument cluster and available head-up display.
Only vehicles equipped with compatible V2V systems can communicate with one another. Multiple V2V-equipped vehicles create an ad-hoc wireless network that allows for the transfer of information without relying on sight lines, good weather conditions or cellular coverage.
The V2V technology on the 2017 CTS operates on the 5.9 GHz spectrum allocated by the Federal Communications Commission.