The technology is called sensor fusion, a new security system that combines multiple tool collision warning of the risks or potential hazards for drivers. Basically, the system is some combination of safety technologies owned by GM, but the level of information and warnings given to the rider is more extensive and complete than those mounted on a GM product at this time.
Safety device allows the driver because the technology is integrated in one system.
“We believe that the sensor fusion in the future be used as active safety systems, which provide more feedback to the rider, as well as providing overview an area of 360-degree the situation around the vehicle, so the risk of accidents can be detected, and this feature helps the driver,” said Bakhtiar Litkouhi, Group Manager for the control system and the perception of driving at GM Research and Development lab.
“A system that combines the power of multiple sensing technologies and the ability to manage input can give advice, warning and control interventions, helping drivers avoid collisions and save lives,” added Litkouhi.
In the future, GM said the sensor fusion step is to create an autonomous driving, a new innovation ever undertaken by Volvo and BMW.
Outside sensor fusion, GM sensor technology has applied for help to develop other systems such as LIDAR, light detection and laser technology to measure the distance a car coming towards the driver.
Power meets the road through all four 19-inch wheels thanks to a six-speed automatic transmission and a Haldex all-wheel drive system. (A front-wheel drive configuration is also available.) Meanwhile, an available Magnetic Ride Control system helps to keep those four wheels in contact with the pavement. Bringing the big sedan to a halt is a Brembo brake package that is standard on all XTS models.
In the cabin, the XTS will be the first vehicle to take advantage of Cadillac’s new CUE infotainment system that takes aim at systems such as MyFord Touch with a configurable interface that is both proximity- and multitouch-sensitive.
The XTS will begin production in spring 2012. Pricing has not yet been announced, but we don’t expect it to be too far off of the STS’ $47,280 starting MSRP.