08 Mar 2016


Vehicle-to-everything is an umbrella term, under which vehicle-to-vehicle, vehicle-to-infrastructure and vehicle-to-pedestrian fall
Last year, Delphi used its own technologies to "drive" a car autonomously from San Francisco to New York. The next stage of that tech is what the company calls "vehicle-to-everything" (V2E). It allows vehicles to communicate with streets, signs, traffic lights, other cars and even pedestrians.

Delphi's vehicle-to-vehicle technology allows a car to see all the other vehicles around it, responding accordingly to any abrupt actions such as lane changes. Its vehicle-to-pedestrian technology uses a special chip in smartphones, to alert the vehicle to pedestrians who are using their phones and aren't paying attention to traffic.

The company's vehicle-to-traffic light technology uses Dedicated Short Range Communications (DSRC) to recognize the status of traffic lights and to anticipate yellow and red lights, while Blind Corners technology manages occasions on which junctions do not allow for a clear view of traffic. Finally, Ride Sharing technology can notify family and friends of a driver's whereabouts, so that they can request a ride if convenient.

According to Delphi, its "industry-first" vehicle-to-vehicle software will be installed on the 2017 Cadillac CTS. The firm says it is also set to unveil an aftermarket vehicle-to-vehicle unit that will enable all equipped vehicles to communicate with each other.

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