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.

Topics: delphi

If you liked the article, share on:

Comments

Recommended

There is indeed very good news for fans and enthusiasts of Mercedes-Benz’s AMG GT range: a Black Series is coming to town. This was according to a report by Australian...
by - September 21, 2017
We all know of the standard M4 and the more powerful M4 GTS model, but in between those two models is the newest M4 CS. The CS trim comes with...
by - September 21, 2017
Hyundai has unveiled to the global public its latest sedan that elegantly combines luxury and performance in one innovative package under its Genesis luxury brand – the new Genesis G70....
by - September 21, 2017
A lot of people have been questioning BMW’s design direction lately, albeit the beautiful Z4 concept and the alluring 8 Series concept are excluded from this narrative. This began after...
by - September 20, 2017
We first saw the Galibier Concept eight years ago when Bugatti unveiled it. But today, it seems like they still have not given up on the development of an ultra-luxury...
by - September 20, 2017
Facebook

Youtube Channel

Tip Us
Do you have a tip for us?
Did you film an important event?
Contact us
Newsletter
Subscribe to our newsletter!
Subscribe
Galleries