Opel and General Motors announced that a similar service will be demonstrated at the GM Dudenhofen Test Center in Germany but the two companies did not mention if the new service could reach mass-production models in the near future.
“Driving is a very complex task. Knowing where the other guy is and where he’s headed can be as critical as being in control of your own vehicle. With C2C technology, we intensify the driver’s awareness of his environment to improve road safety, without any distraction to him and certainly without reducing his level of control. This sixth sense lets drivers know what’s going on around them to help avoid accidents and improve traffic flow,” said Hans-Georg Frischkorn, Executive Director, Global Electrical Systems, Controls and Software.
“GM/Opel has always been committed to democratizing innovations. Our C2C systems are affordable and could potentially be used in every vehicle class. That’s especially important because cooperative systems like these become more effective when many vehicles are equipped with them.”
GM's car-to-car communication service is, just like the other similar products, based on standard hardware components, including microprocessors, GPS receivers and wireless LAN modules which exchange information in a range of a few hundred meters.