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GM will work with other organizations to speed up V2X implementation (Photo: GM)

General Motors China is moving closer to bringing its latest connected-vehicle (V2X) technology to the world's biggest car market.

The US carmaker said it had for the first time demonstrated V2X technologies such as intersection collision alert and emergency brake alert in Shanghai.

GM recently opened its National Intelligent & Connected Vehicle Test Demo Base in the city. The facility, which supports 29 demonstration and testing programs, will grow to handle more than 100 programs by the end of next year.

Before GM can implement V2X technology in China, it will have to work closely with other companies and organizations to develop and verify standards there. The Shanghai center will, in particular, work on R&D, standards and policy formulation and also will test and certify new connected technologies in China.

GM plans to introduce vehicle-to-vehicle (V2V) technology in the US in the 2017 Cadillac CTS. The technology will use the Dedicated Short Range Communication spectrum.

In May, GM boosted unit sales in China 16.9 pc to a record 295,282 vehicles. The carmaker cited "impressive demand" for passenger cars.

In the first five months of 2016, the company increased sales 4.3 pc to 1,536,913 vehicles in China, its biggest market in terms of unit sales.