We are heading into a world of self-driving cars with several concepts show off like the recent prototype from Google. General Motors is demonstrating the future of automated driving and connected mobility and the company wants vehicle-to-vehicle (V2V) to become a demand not an option. GM has announced advanced semi self-reliant driving and V2V technology to be incorporated in 2017 Cadillacs. The first luxury brand to feature V2V technology will be the 2017 Cadillac CTS and will be able to interlinking cars wirelessly as shown below.
Super Cruise isn’t intended to completely take over from the person in the driver’s seat, unlike Google’s autonomous cars. Instead, it will pull together a number of smart systems intended to take some of the repetition out of more predictable driving, like on freeways.
The plan is to have a hands-off lane following, braking, and speed control while on the highway. Such systems are to what is found in a Mercedes-Benz. GM demonstrated an early iteration of the technology in the new Chevrolet Electric Networked-Vehicle (EN-V) 2.0, the second-generation version of the company’s concept “pod” car for the city. The four-wheel drive microcar mixes together data from cameras, LIDAR and V2X for low-speed autonomous driving, all on electric power.
The 2017 Cadillac CTS sport sedan will get V2V communication as well, and will also allow the car to communicate data such as location, speed, and direction of travel with other vehicles.