Cadillac LTS is the upcoming ultra-luxury sedan to take the fight to the Mercedes-Benz S-Class and BMW 7-series. Little detail is known about this flagship. Although, GM has just announced several new advanced technologies aimed at increasing safety and making the driving experience less fatiguing. GM’s statement says “In about two years, an all-new 2017 Cadillac vehicle will offer customers an advanced driver assist technology called Super Cruise …”
The all-new car is likely to be the 2017 Cadillac LTS, which is under development and testing right now. Super Cruise is the working name for GM’s autonomous driving technology. Cadillac says this technology will be capable of following lanes/steering, braking, and accelerating without any input from the driver. The statement is very carefully worded to point out that it will work in “certain highway driving conditions”. So, don’t expect to get into your 2017 Cadillac and just fall asleep as the car takes you to your destination. The driver will still have to be attentive to take over control at higher speeds or in adverse weather conditions.
Basically, Super Cruise will work similar to current adaptive cruise control system, but with the additional capability of autonomous steering.
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Cadillac also said, that 2017 Cadillac CTS will be enabled with new vehicle-to-vehicle (V2V) communication technology. The V2V system works by sending and receiving key location, speed, and direction information between vehicles that are approaching each other. This system is meant to further enhance collision warning and mitigation systems that are already available today. For example, it can warn the drive of an approaching vehicle at an intersection.
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Andre Smirnov is a life-long automotive enthusiast, software engineer, writer, and reporter. He has been writing and reporting at TFLcar since 2011.