Cadillac Production Technology Announcements Fact Sheet


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V2V (vehicle to vehicle) communication technology has the potential to mitigate many traffic collisions, and improve traffic congestion by sending and receiving basic safety information such as location, speed and direction of travel between vehicles approaching each other. It will provide useful warnings to drivers, and can also supplement active safety features, such as forward collision warning, already available on many production cars.

GM's V2V systems are capable of sending and receiving information from other vehicles, and also infrastructure, such as traffic lights (which will eventually have this technology) and can warn drivers when a potential threat is detected.

V2V systems can enable numerous driver assist applications that notify drivers of traffic events beyond the driver's line of sight. Such new applications can detect a vehicle ahead that unexpectedly brakes hard, or encounters a hazardous road condition such as black ice or a severe pothole, or even vehicles that are approaching an intersection.

For this type of cooperative technology to work, common standards and a security framework for V2V and V2I (vehicle to infrastructure) technologies are essential. This would allow vehicles from different automakers to constantly communicate and interact in a consistent manner. GM has been collaborating with others in the industry for years to help establish these standards, most recently as part of the U.S. Department of Transportation’s Connected Vehicle Safety Pilot Model Deployment. 

Super Cruise

Super Cruise is a semi-automated advanced driver assist technology that includes hands-off lane following, braking and speed control in certain highway driving conditions. The system is designed to increase the comfort of an attentive driver on freeways, both in bumper-to-bumper traffic jams and on long road trips.

The technology uses “sensor fusion” to incorporate signals from radar sensors, cameras, GPS, map data and other inputs to help provide the driver with the best possible driving experience.  

Many of the building block technologies for Super Cruise are available as part of the available Driver Assist Package on Cadillac’s current product lineup.

Super Cruise technology is intended to help, but not replace the driver, because today’s technology is limited by external factors such as weather, visibility of lane markings and certain traffic situations. The system is being designed to seamlessly communicate with the driver to take advantage of what it can do and how/when it can be engaged.

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Cadillac to introduce Super Cruise in a new 2017 Cadillac Model

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