Cadillac to Introduce Advanced ‘Intelligent and Connected’ Vehicle Technologies on Select 2017 Models

September 10, 2014 by  
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General Motors’ V2V technology has the potential to mitigate many traffic collisions by sending and receiving basic safety information such as location, speed and direction of travel, between vehicles that are approaching each other. It will provide useful warnings to drivers, like “Hard Braking Ahead.” (Photo by Rob Widdis for Cadillac)

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

August 28, 2014 by  
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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.

Cadillac XTS and ATS get Preh climate control modules

April 22, 2013 by  
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Preh is providing the ECU module for the climate control systems on the 2013 Cadillac XTS luxury sedan and the all-new Cadillac ATS luxury sport sedan. 

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).

GM commits to 4G LTE in cars

February 25, 2013 by  
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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.