Dallas-based AT&T Inc. (NYSE: T) and Delphi (NYSE: DLPH) are teaming up to research and implement a vehicle-to-anything (V2X) communications platform that will allow cars to monitor traffic conditions and alert drivers to a variety of vehicle-related events.
The Dallas Business Journal reported that among the possible alerts are vehicle collisions, airbag deployments, bad weather, hazardous road conditions, and wrong-way driving.
The new platform was announced this week in Las Vegas in conjunction with CES, the global consumer technology exhibition.
AT&T said that Smart Cities Initiatives, such as the one in Dallas, are seeking to improve safety and efficiency through connectivity in such things as traffic lights, road monitors, and other city-owned materials. Those things eventually might communicate with vehicles, the company said.
AT&T is a part of the Smart Cities initiative in Dallas which is operated by the Dallas Innovation Alliance.
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