GM pushes V2V, V2I tech ahead of automation

Following General Motors CEO Mary Barra’s September announcement that the company will be focused on installing vehicle-to-vehicle and vehicle-to-infrastructure technology into its new models, analysts say GM is on pace to be the first auto manufacturer to fully implement the communications technologies. GM’s Jim Cain says he hopes the company’s work on V2V and V2I systems will bring others to the table. “We’re hopeful that our announcement will encourage other automakers to follow suit,” he says. “Someone had to go first. We’re happy to do it.”