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Cadillac STS sedans
These two prototype Cadillac STS sedans, outfitted with wireless antennae and computer chips, can communicate with each other on the road. Global Positioning System antennae are the third component that completes the vehicle-to-vehicle V2V system, but GPS comes standard in the in-production Cadillac.
Cadillac STS sedan
Inside the Cadillac STS sedan, augmented with a wireless communication system. The dashboard includes a digital display that shows icons whenever a car is within a quarter of a mile. The icon may change from green to yellow if the car comes within cautionary distance. If a collision seems likely, the icon will change to red, and the seat will begin to vibrate, alerting the driver to stop or change lanes. If turned on, an automatic breaking feature will stop the car immediately in such an event.
A customized handheld device with a GPS module aims to help a person with cognitive disabilities catch a bus. Using prototype software from AgentSheets, it sends a prompt to get ready when the bus is approaching (left) and another when the bus is at the stop (right).