Report: Cadillac working on a crash-proof car

Article by Christian A., on August 31, 2010

Would you be interested in a crash-proof car? If you are, the safety engineers at Cadillac have you in mind as they work to develop future Cadillac technologies that would help you avoid the risky dangers around you.

According to John Capp, director for Global Active Safety for Cadillac, future Cadillac technologies could include in-vehicle Doppler radar to identify obstructions or traffic jams ahead.

Capp also talked about soon offering autonomous vehicles that can communicate with each other, traffic signals and buildings. In other words – these are cars that could drive themselves. Already, Cadillac is evolving its technology

to get nearer to the concept of a crash-proof car. Cadillac’s team, which consists of engineers, inventors and futurists, have come up with life-saving active safety technologies that are already being offered on the 2010 Cadillac DTS Platinum.

One is the Lane departure warning, a camera-based lane detection system that alerts the driver when he or she switches lanes without making a signal. The camera, which is mounted near the inside rearview mirror, recognizes the traffic lane markings and then gives audible alerts.

The car also features a blind spot alert, twin radar beacons that detect an object in a vehicle's blind zone and gives a visual warning in the outside side mirror. The car also gets adaptive cruise control, which consists of sensors that detect objects in a vehicle's path and slow the vehicle down to avoid crashing.

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