General Motor’s German arm Opel is presenting for the first time GM’s CAR 2 CAR Communication Consortium (C2C-CC) independent of manufacturer or vehicle-type. The C2C technology helps preventing accidents by warning drivers about potential danger from other vehicles.
Vehicles equipped with this technology can communicate with each other and exchange information such as location and speed. Drivers can then be warned in advance if another vehicle is stopped in an area that is difficult or impossible to see, or about to enter the same intersection as they are.
Several functions help prevent the rear-end collisions that occur on a daily basis due to poor visibility, twisty roads or short lapses in driver concentration. For example, the system warns of a stationary vehicle on the road even before the driver behind can see it, for example around a corner. Depending on the situation, the system transmits these warnings visually, acoustically or through vibrations in the driver’s seat.
Press release after the jump.