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GM to unveil new automated driving technology at ITS World Congress

ABR Staff Writer Published 08 September 2014

General Motors is planning to unveil Chevrolet EN-V 2.0 concept, Opel Insignia research vehicle and Chevrolet Cruze, featuring advanced automated driving technology at the ongoing Intelligent Transport Systems (ITS) World Congress in Detroit.

Chevrolet Electric Networked-Vehicle 2.0 concept

Chevrolet Electric Networked-Vehicle (EN-V) 2.0 concept is built for low speed driving and can go up to 25 miles on a single charge.

It also features Lidar and vehicle-to-vehicle/-infrastructure (V2X) communication technology to offer a hands-free and four-wheeled drive system that combines cameras.

The Opel Insignia research vehicle will feature Lidar sensors, vehicle-to-vehicle (V2V) and vehicle-to-infrastructure (V2I) technology which is located in an antenna to connect and communicate with other object on its road.

It also features low-speed, highway-speed, and stop-and-go city driving automated driving.

GM is also planning to unveil a Chevrolet Cruze equipped with V2X vehicle-to-pedestrian (V2P) communication technology to improve driver awareness of pedestrians.

OnStar 4G LTE technologies, which is designed to connect up to seven mobile devices on the vehicles built- in Wi-Fi, is also expected to be showcased in the conference.

GM Chief Technology Officer Jon Lauckner said: "We continue to develop intelligent and connected driving technologies because they are critical elements in the evolution towards safer driving."

"With every incremental step we take, we move closer to a vehicle, that one day, will avoid crashes."

Image: Chevrolet Electric Networked-Vehicle 2.0 concept. Photo:courtesy of General Motors.