DETROIT, Mich -- At the 2015 North American International Auto Show, most people go looking for the new cars. Not Derek Kevra though. He goes looking for the new technology.
Denso's V2X software allows vehicles to talk to "X". Whether it's other cars, or infrastructure, or even nearby cell phones. The technology works like this: say the car ahead of you hits a patch of black ice, that car can "talk" to your car... telling it to be aware of upcoming black ice.
It also has possibilities with cell phones. If someone is crossing the street while looking down at their cell phone (i.e. not looking around for oncoming cars) their cell phone could send your car an alert, telling you to be aware of a pedestrian nearby.
Denso tells Fox 2 that GM is installing the technology in some 2017 model year (2016 market year) cars and hopes to continue to expand to all vehicles in the future.