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Delphi shows off "vehicle-to-everything" autonomous tech

Delphi shows off "vehicle-to-e...
Vehicle-to-everything is an umbrella term, under which vehicle-to-vehicle, vehicle-to-infrastructure and vehicle-to-pedestrian fall
Vehicle-to-everything is an umbrella term, under which vehicle-to-vehicle, vehicle-to-infrastructure and vehicle-to-pedestrian fall
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Vehicle-to-everything is an umbrella term, under which vehicle-to-vehicle, vehicle-to-infrastructure and vehicle-to-pedestrian fall
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Vehicle-to-everything is an umbrella term, under which vehicle-to-vehicle, vehicle-to-infrastructure and vehicle-to-pedestrian fall
Delphi says its aim with V2E technologies is to take active safety and automated driving "to the next level"
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Delphi says its aim with V2E technologies is to take active safety and automated driving "to the next level"
Ride Sharing technology can notify family and friends of the driver's whereabouts so that they can request a ride if convenient
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Ride Sharing technology can notify family and friends of the driver's whereabouts so that they can request a ride if convenient
Delphi'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
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Delphi'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
Delphi's 3D instrument cluster is said to use "multi-layer graphics technology" to create an enhanced driving experience
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Delphi's 3D instrument cluster is said to use "multi-layer graphics technology" to create an enhanced driving experience

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 – and it's currently being showcased at CES.

V2E is actually an umbrella term, under which vehicle-to-vehicle, vehicle-to-infrastructure and vehicle-to-pedestrian all fall. Delphi says its aim with these V2E technologies is to take active safety and automated driving "to the next level." Chief technology officer Jeff Owens says it is the only firm that has the right mix of technology to do so.

"We imagine a world with zero traffic accidents," says Owens. "To get there we will need a convergence of active safety, sensor fusion, connectivity platforms and advanced software."

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.

Delphi'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
Delphi'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

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.

Elsewhere at CES, Delphi is also showing off a "touch-free cockpit" that uses an infrared eye-tracking system to detect what a driver is looking at within the vehicle, so it can then decide what action should be taken by the car's infotainment system and 3D instrument cluster.

The video below provides an explanation of the vehicle-to-everything concept.

Source: Delphi

3 comments
Stephen N Russell
Lisc system to other auto makers alone, Produce more IE Delphi Nissan, Infiniti, BMW etc, aweome Id drive one. Volunteer for Test driver for So CA area for Delphi car testing.
Daishi
A saw a reporter do a segment on the Delphi cross country drive where they invited her to see the car for a couple minutes before they set out to conquer the journey. They made it about a minute down the road before hitting construction where a human driver had to take over. They took a very specific route on the drive but didn't disclose how many times between SF and NY that the human driver touched controls. This is also a statistic that I don't think Google discloses either. There is a lot of data here. My only fear is that we tend to exchange privacy for lower costs with most aspects of tech so we may not be far away from advertisers and retailers ending up in partnerships for a lot of this data.
Bob Flint
Yeah right, the amount of data and transmission speed for each item of contact is astronomical, not to mention every single contact point running at optimum condition with latest software installed is also an unrealistic fantasy. Easy to promise the vehicle to everything, can't yet even deliver normal e-mail over your phone without being flooded with spam... Zero traffic accidents, how does he realistically think every single vehicle will be replaced and continually maintained & upgraded?