Cadillac to Introduce Advanced ‘Intelligent and Connected’ Vehicle Technologies on Select 2017 Models
Super Cruise and V2V slated for production in about two years
Cadillac will begin offering advanced “intelligent and connected” vehicle technologies on certain 2017 model year vehicles, General Motors CEO Mary Barra said Sunday during her keynote address at the Intelligent Transport System (ITS) World Congress in Detroit.
Visteon Introduces Industry-First Dual Compatible In-Vehicle Wireless Charging System for General Motors
Visteon Corporation (NYSE: VC) is debuting its first-to-market wireless charging system with General Motors. The solution uses inductive coupling technology to support both wireless charging standards – Power Matters Alliance (PMA)/Powermat® and Wireless Power Consortium (WPC)/Qi.
Cadillac is featuring it on the 2015 ATS, and will add it to the CTS sports sedan this fall and to the Escalade SUV at the end of 2014.
Wireless charging gives vehicle occupants a convenient way to recharge their mobile device and eliminates the need for power cords. It addresses what a recent study conducted by the WPC found to be the biggest complaint of smartphone users: battery life.
The Preh system comprises an electronic control unit (ECU) and software with the necessary control algorithms to achieve a comfortable in-cabin climate for the driver and passengers, both dual-zone automatic (XTS and ATS) and tri-zone automatic (XTS). The Preh electronic control units—produced in Preh’s Trofa, Portugal facility—will be delivered to GM’s assembly plants in Lansing, Mich. (ATS) and Oshawa, Canada (XTS).
Rollout begins in ’14 with AT&T in North America
Customers can use connected services without a smartphone
General Motors announced a global strategy to deliver a new generation of connected cars and trucks with embedded 4G LTE mobile broadband, the largest deployment in the automotive industry to date.
The built-in 4G LTE structure will be integrated into the vehicle’s electrical system and includes an external antenna to maximize coverage and connectivity. Customers will not be required to have a smartphone to use connected services.