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Stellantis Testing Two Safety Notification Technologies

Stellantis is working on two technologies that could improve safety, but also autonomous driving capabilities

  • Systems using a 5G connection could allow cars to connect with their environment and alert drivers to potential safety risks

  • Another system could warn drivers about emergency vehicles stopped on the shoulder of the road

  • These technologies are being tested at the Michigan headquarters of the company

The North American branch of Stellantis, formerly known as FCA, is working on two new technologies that could improve safety both inside and outside of its vehicles.

The first technology being looked at is a system made to deliver information and alerts to the driver about dangerous conditions ahead, like heavy pedestrian areas and congested roads.

Using a 5G connection and the Vehicle-to-everything (V2X) technology, information could be transmitted from vehicle to vehicle and from locations, such as busy intersections in order to warn drivers that are approaching a hazard that was identified by the computer.

Such a warning can help the driver make better decisions in what could have been an emergency situation by allowing them to plan their move ahead.

These systems could also alert pedestrians of incoming vehicles, thus making them safer in dangerous circumstances such as crossing a busy road.

This technology is currently being evaluated on a pair of Jeep Wrangler 4xe driving around the company’s Auburn Hills, Michigan headquarters.

The second technology being tested by Stellantis is reportedly closer to production and it could even be retrofitted to most Chrysler, Jeep, Dodge and Ram vehicles dating from the 2018 model year and newer through the Uconnect infotainement system.

This innovation uses the Safety Cloud infrastructure, which tracks emergency vehicles. This system would alert drivers when police cars, fire trucks or ambulances are in close proximity, thus reducing the risk of collisions caused by distracted or startled drivers.

These two technologies are necessary to achieve full self-driving capabilities in autonomous vehicles, so their implementation is a big step forward in that direction.

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