Delphi wins contract to produce V2V communication device

Article by Christian A., on September 9, 2014

Delphi Automotive PLC has won a contract with an unnamed customer to produce a vehicle-to-vehicle communication device capable of providing warning to drivers over possible accidents. Delphi said in a statement that it will start producing the wireless communications system – which is also capable of detecting signals from roadside infrastructure like stoplights, stop signs or speed limit signs -- in 2016.

Delphi Chief Technology Officer Jeff Owens, in a statement, called the ability to detect and warn to the driver of danger ahead as “a significant leap toward improving driver safety and traffic management.”

Theoretically, a vehicle-to-vehicle system has to dramatically reduce incidence of accidents, especially in intersections where vehicles are making left-hand turns. Vehicle-to-vehicle communication systems usually employ radio transponders that are capable of sending signals for some hundred yards.

This means that motorists could be warned of hazards ahead like construction, emergency vehicles, traffic jams or accidents, even before they could get a clear visual of those dangers.

A research coalition lead by the University of Michigan’s Transportation Research Institute installed transponders -- those that could broadcast a vehicle’s location to others – to almost 3,000 cars and trucks.

This technology has received endorsement from the United States National Highway Traffic Safety Administration, which is now considering proposals to encourage its use.

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