General Motors today demonstrated eight safety applications for its intelligent and connected vehicle technology in China, including Intersection Movement Assist and Red Light Violation Warning, among others. This technology is expected to address the transportation challenges of nine Chinese megacities with populations above 10 million.
General Motors today demonstrated eight safety applications for its latest intelligent and connected vehicle (ICV) technology for the first time in China at the National Intelligent and Connected Vehicle Pilot Zone in Shanghai.
GM has been supporting the development of connected vehicle technologies for over a decade in the U.S. Today, it introduced six vehicle-to-vehicle (V2V) safety applications, including Intersection Movement Assist, and Electronic Emergency Brake Light and Control Loss Warning enabled by V2V technology. It also introduced two newly developed vehicle-to-infrastructure (V2I) safety applications: Red Light Violation Warning and Reduced Speed Zone Warning.
China has nine megacities with populations above 10 million, which is more than any other country. The development of ICV technology and systems is expected to address their challenges, including pollution, traffic congestion and road accidents, as well as create additional investment opportunities, revenue and jobs in related businesses.
ICV applications require a complete set of standards and a security network for interoperability. GM, Tsinghua University and Chang’an Auto have been leading the development of China’s V2X application layer standard with the support of SAE-China and C-ITS. The first version will be published by the end of this year.
The interoperability testing of V2V applications from GM and Chang’an Auto have already been carried out with different devices using the future China standard.
GM is also one of the authors of the China Intelligent and Connected Vehicle Road Map, which was released last week at the 2016 SAE-China Congress & Exhibition in Shanghai. It provides a guideline for the research and development activities of manufacturers and future policy development by the government.