CT6 is a new formula for a prestige luxury sedan – it has all the size, prestige and technology of large luxury sedans, while offering the driving dynamics and efficiency of a midsize sport sedan. (concept carz)
◾CT6 Plug-In coming later in the 2017 model year, more than doubling efficiency with excellent power capability and an estimated 65 MPGe.
◾Exterior colors: Phantom Gray Metallic and Bronze Dune Metallic
◾Cadillac CT6 takes drivers to a higher threshold of involvement, with technologies that make them more aware of their surroundings, chassis systems that make the most of control in all conditions, and powertrains that reward with stirring power on demand
◾Offered in CT6, Luxury, Premium Luxury and Platinum trims
◾Three power-dense drivetrains: a 2.0L I-4 Turbo, 3.6L V-6 and a 3.0L Twin Turbo that offers an estimated 404 hp and 400 lb-ft of torque
◾Rear-wheel drive (2.0L Turbo) or all-wheel drive (3.6L and 3.0L Twin Turbo); available Active Chassis Package including Magnetic Ride Control, 20-inch wheels and active rear steering (ARS)
◾One of the industry's most advanced body structures – an aluminum-intensive architecture incorporates 11 materials
◾Active Chassis system delivers an engaging driving experience through the use of Active Rear Steer, Magnetic Ride Control, all-wheel drive and three selectable drive modes – every wheel steers, turns and is dampened
◾Auto Vehicle Hold prevents forward/rearward vehicle creep when the driver's foot is off the brake, reducing fatigue during heavy stop-and-go traffic and improving vehicle control on steep grades
◾Standard Indirect Fire light-emitting diode front lighting system offers more efficient illumination and a distinctive appearance
◾Large, 10.2-inch-diagonal Cadillac CÚE interface screen with 1280 x 720 HD resolution and console mounted touchpad
◾Platinum-exclusive rear seats offers approximately 3.3 inches of adjustable seat travel, lumbar adjustment, tilting cushions, massage feature, heating/cooling features and media controls
◾Rear Seat Package for Luxury and Premium Luxury models features two 10-inch retractable screens, with Blu-Ray playback and HDMI and ÚSB connectivity
◾OnStar 4G LTE with Wi-Fi hotspot and wireless phone charging
◾Quadzone climate system, which employs a secondary full-HVAC system that allows passengers to personalize temperature and airflow for each seating position
◾Cadillac-exclusive Bose® Panaray® audio system features 34 speakers for realistic sound reproduction
◾Spacious interior with a generous 40.4 inches of rear-seat legroom and segment-best interior storage including a 2.2-liter center console storage area
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◾Driver Awareness and Convenience Package is available on CT6 and standard on Luxury, Premium Luxury and Platinum trims. Content includes Forward Collision Alert, Cadillac CÚE Information and Media Control System with Embedded Navigation, Following Distance Indicator, Lane Keep Assist with Lane Departure Warning, front pedestrian protection, Rear Cross-Traffic Alert, Automatic Safety Belt Tightening, heated front seats, Side Blind Zone Alert, IntelliBeam headlamps, outside heated mirrors, Rainsense wipers and Low Speed Automatic Braking
◾Driver Assist Package is standard on Platinum and available on Premium Luxury trims. Content includes Adaptive Cruise Control, Enhanced Night Vision and Front and Rear Automatic Braking
◾Enhanced Night Vision helps identify people, large animals and other objects via heat signatures on a display in the driver information center
◾Available Rear Camera Mirror is the industry's first application of full-display technology, combining camera technology with the conventional inside mirror to project an unobstructed view in the mirror, providing an approximately 300-percent larger view than a traditional rear view mirror
◾Automatic Park Assist integrates automatic braking into automatic parking. It is standard on Luxury, Premium Luxury and Platinum trims
◾Standard air bags include driver and front passenger frontal, front seat thorax and pelvic, side-curtain and driver and front passenger knee air bags
Cadillac Super Cruise™ Sets the Standard for Hands-Free Highway Driving
◾Provides comfort and convenience in long-distance travel and daily commutes
◾Exclusive driver attention system supports safe operation
◾Precision lidar-based map data combines with real-time sensors and cameras to improve Vehicle control
NEW YORK —
The 2018 Cadillac CT6 will feature Super Cruise™, the industry's first true hands-free driving technology for the highway. Únlike other driver assistance systems, Super Cruise™ utilizes two advanced technology systems — a driver attention system and precision LiDAR map data — to ensure safe and confident vehicle operation.
These systems are added to the network of cameras and radar sensors in the CT6, providing a more data-rich approach to driver assistance that is unique in the industry.
Super Cruise™ delivers comfort and convenience for long-distance travels and daily commutes. In addition, its hands-free capability and driver attention system help the driver safely complete common tasks in the car, such as using the navigation system, adjusting the audio system or taking a phone call.
Super Cruise™ adds automatic lane-centering to CT6's existing suite of driver assistance active safety technologies, enabling automatic control of speed and steering during highway driving. The system, which was designed to promote driver safety and convenience, will be available this fall.
'Super Cruise™ is a more technologically advanced hands-free driving solution, which in terms of capability, integration and validation is uniquely focused on customer convenience and safety,' said Johan de Nysschen, Cadillac president. 'Cadillac's philosophy is to elevate driving. Super Cruise™ enables safe, simple hands-free driving for the highway.'
Driver Attention System Enables Safe Operation
'When we were developing Super Cruise™ we knew it was important to keep the driver engaged during operation. That's why we've added a driver attention function, to insist on driver supervision,' said Barry Walkup, chief engineer of Cadillac Super Cruise™.
The driver attention system uses a small camera located on the top of the steering column that focuses exclusively on the driver and works with infrared lights to track head position to determine where the driver is looking whenever Super Cruise™ is in operation.
Existing driver assist systems only rely upon steering wheel input and warning messages to request driver attention and control. Cadillac is the only manufacturer to monitor driver attention to the road ahead when Super Cruise™ is engaged.
If the system detects the driver has turned attention away from the road ahead for too long, it will prompt the driver to return their attention to the road ahead. If the driver does not immediately refocus on the road, Super Cruise™ will continue to safely steer until a further escalation of alerts prompts the driver to resume supervision.
If the system determines continued inattentiveness, a steering wheel light bar guides the driver to look at the road or take back control of the wheel. Additional alerts can include visual indicators in the instrument cluster, tactile alerts in Cadillac's Safety Alert Seat and audible alerts, if necessary. In the limited event of an unresponsive driver, the Cadillac CT6 utilizes the full capability of onboard driver assistance technologies to bring the car to a controlled stop and contact OnStar to alert first responders, if necessary.Precision LiDAR Map Data
Super Cruise™ is the first assisted driving technology that will use precision LiDAR map data in addition to real-time cameras, sensors and GPS.
Data from on-board cameras, GPS and radar sensors is a key component of most assisted driving systems. The car uses the real-time data provided by the cameras and sensors to govern steering, braking and acceleration. Super Cruise™ adds to this formula using advanced laser technology in development for future autonomous vehicles: a LiDAR-scanned map database.
Combined with the real-time data from cameras and GPS sensors, the precision map governs system use, enabling it in only the areas where appropriate road conditions are detected. The combination of real-time data with precision mapping also improves vehicle control through curves and hills.
This advanced map data restrains Super Cruise™ use to divided, limited-access highways — highways with defined 'on-' and 'off-ramps.' This approach focuses Super Cruise™'s benefit on highway commutes, a large part of many consumers' daily driving routines, as well as long-distance travels. It eliminates variables such as intersections and other less predictable potential hazards that can be prevalent on rural roads or city streets.
'The development of Super Cruise reflects a responsible and safety-oriented approach to the rollout of this advanced technology,' de Nysschen §äid.
The precision LiDAR map was developed specifically for Super Cruise™. Engineers mapped every mile of limited-access highway in the Ú.S. and Canada, providing detailed information to the car about the road ahead. This pairs with improved accuracy GPS, measuring real-time location in a fashion four to eight times more precise than traditional GPS.
'American drivers travel twice as many miles on urban and suburban highways as they do on rural roads,' Walkup §äid. 'Super Cruise™ allows hands-free driving and operates only within the environment where it has the most benefit. While it is technically possible for the technology to drive hands-free on other kinds of streets and roads, we feel strongly that this targeted approach is the best to build consumer and regulatory confidence and enthusiasm for advanced mobility.'
Super Cruise™ will be offered as an option on the 2018 Cadillac CT6 prestige sedan, starting this fall in the Ú.S. and Canadian markets.Source - Cadillac