Cadillac To Introduce V2V, Semi-Autonomy In 2017 CTS, Flagship Sedans

Cameron Aubernon
by Cameron Aubernon

Cadillac owners entering showrooms in 2017 will find that their new ride will be capable of more than they might like, as V2V and semi-autonomous systems will become available on the CTS and a Cadillac to be named later.

According to Automotive News, General Motors CEO Mary Barra says the semi-autonomous system — dubbed Super Cruise — will be an option for “an all-new Cadillac that’s going to enter a segment where we don’t compete today,” possibly the recently green-lit flagship meant to take on the Mercedes S-Class and BMW 7 Series in the F-segment. The option, meant to take over driving and braking duties on the highway and during rush hour, will likely be as expensive as the $2,400 top-of-the-line safety package offered on all Cadillac sedans.

Meanwhile, the V2V system will be standard on the 2017 CTS, though it may only be able to talk to other CTSs so-equipped if no other manufacturer has V2V ready to go by then. By announcing the feature, however, Barra hopes to “start the conversation” on the technology:

The sooner the industry puts a critical mass of V2V-equipped vehicles on the road, the more accidents we’ll prevent.

GM is currently involved in a partnership with Ford, the University of Michigan and the Michigan Department of Transportation to augment 120 miles of Detroit Metro highways with cameras and sensors to provide data to V2V-equipped vehicles, with the goal of reducing accidents in mind.

Cameron Aubernon
Cameron Aubernon

Seattle-based writer, blogger, and photographer for many a publication. Born in Louisville. Raised in Kansas. Where I lay my head is home.

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  • Corey Lewis Corey Lewis on Sep 08, 2014

    “an all-new Cadillac that’s going to enter a segment where we don’t compete today,” Desirable passenger cars?

  • Sportyaccordy Sportyaccordy on Sep 08, 2014

    Their heads are getting into the right place, but they should work on getting CUE down before jumping to semi-autonomous driving aids. And yea, the F-segment sedan is still a bad idea. I hope it will be a plug in hybrid.

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    • Cackalacka Cackalacka on Sep 08, 2014

      @KixStart F Segment >>> a coupe without a useable back seat. Large liveries are perfect for high-torque/low noise applications.

  • Brettc Brettc on Sep 08, 2014

    Heard on the news this morning that their "super cruise" feature would include some sort of auto-pilot for merging on a highway. I'm all for this since so many people have a hard time figuring out how to press the go pedal when it comes to on-ramps. I swear that a lot of people are afraid to use the full potential of their overpowered vehicles. They might as well be driving an old Jetta diesel based on some of the highway merges I see on a daily basis!

  • Stuki Stuki on Sep 08, 2014

    In general, doing something, is vastly preferable to planning on doing it....... Who cares what some dude says he's going to do sometime in the future?