A network of cameras, radar and ultrasonic sensors on the Cadillac 2013 XTS and ATS luxury sedans is designed to help drivers avoid crashes by improving their vision and awareness of road hazards, even braking automatically if sensors predict the vehicle is at risk of crashing.
“New technology in the XTS and ATS is intended to extend the vision around the car to help drivers identify obstacles. When necessary, the vehicle may take action to help them avoid a collision,” said Don Butler, vice president of Cadillac Marketing.
Technology provides a building block for self-driving vehicles
The 2013 Cadillac XTS introduces an advanced active safety and driver assistance system that the firm calls “a significant milestone toward the development of self-driving vehicles.”
Coming this fall to XTS, the available Driver Assistance Package is the first General Motors system of its kind to use sensor fusion, which enables integration of a broad range of sensing and positioning technologies that can alert drivers of road hazards and help them avoid crashes.
The system’s use of radar, cameras and ultrasonic sensors enables advanced safety features, including: