Controlled by sensors, mechatronic chassis adapt to every situation almost instantly and without the need for driver intervention.
Dr. Held emphasized that Opel will make even greater use of this technology in the future. Opel’s next steps toward the mechatronic car will be the early-activation collision protection, as well as Vehicle-to-Vehicle communication (V2V). This system wirelessly networks automobiles to exchange information such as vehicle position and speed, giving cars a type of ‘sixth sense’.
V2V makes it possible to recognize potentially dangerous situations early, helping to avoid accidents and to improve traffic flow.