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The Future of GM Cadillac - Connected Self Driving Cars



General Motors, the largest U.S. automaker, will introduce a Cadillac model in two years that can be driven on the highway with minimal input from the drivers.

The 2017 Cadillac model will feature “Super Cruise” technology that takes control of steering, acceleration and braking at highway speeds of 70 miles per hour or in stop-and-go congested traffic.

We have already seen cars with laser guided cruise control that controls acceleration and braking for at least 10 years.  I know my 2006 Toyoto Sienna Limited even had that feature.  Fast forward 10 years, we finally gets to have vehicles that can steer on its own.

According to GM officials, these new models will also be equipped with so-called vehicle-to-vehicle technology that enables the car to communicate with other autos with similar abilities to warn of traffic hazards and improve road safety.

GM will make the V2V feature standard on its 2017 Cadillac CTS sedan, debuting in the second half of 2016.

“It will appear for the first time on an all new Cadillac that’s going to enter a segment where we don’t compete today,” said GM CEO Mary Barra.

While the company won’t talk about the specific product, General Motors has said that it will soon put out a high-end Cadillac aimed to compete with flagship vehicles from Mercedes, BMW and Lexus.

It will be interesting to see if Google can beat GM to the market with its own self driving cars.

The Future of GM Cadillac - Connected Self Driving Cars Reviewed by Brandon Oh on 9:10 PM Rating: 5

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