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 |  Oct 19 2011, 3:45 PM

GM showed off the next step towards their new vehicle-to-vehicle and vehicle-to-infrstructure communication systems at the Intelligent Transport Systems World Congress.

The technology hopes to significantly reduce traffic accidents, with GM stating that it could potentially avert 81-percent of all U.S. vehicle crashes, according to the National Highway Traffic Safety Administration. GM is utilizing portable devices and smartphone applications to create a wireless safety net, gathering and transmitting information from other vehicles and infrastructures. The company hopes that these technologies will warn drivers about slowed or stalled vehicles, hard-braking drivers, slippery roads, sharp curves and upcoming stop signs and intersections.

GM has been testing the technology with two different platforms, one being a mobile transponder about the size of a GPS unit while the other is a smartphone application that is tied to the vehicle’s display unit. The transponder features a display unit only. while the smartphone application can utilize the vehicle’s audio and video display systems to integrate seamlessly into the daily drive. Both platforms use Dedicated Short-Range Communication (DSRC) to transfer data between devices and has a communication range of about one-quarter of a mile.

GM hopes to have this technology integrated into new vehicles, and are also currently figuring out a solution to retrofit it to older vehicles.

  • Emily Savage

    This is a major development for the v2v and v2i communities. It will be the aftermarket and smartphone technologies that will drive this industry forward. If you are interested to learn more about this developing market take a look at http://www.telematicsupdate.com/v2x