V2V Safety Technology Now Standard on Cadillac CTS Sedans

V2V Safety Technology

NEW YORK — Cadillac introduces Vehicle-to-Vehicle (V2V) communications this month in the CTS performance sedan, beginning with 2017 interim model year cars in production now. V2V-equipped vehicles share information that can be used to alert drivers to upcoming potential hazards, laying the groundwork for a connected, safer future.

Cadillac’s V2V solution uses Dedicated Short-Range Communications (DSRC) and GPS and can handle 1,000 messages per second from vehicles up to nearly 1,000 feet away. For example, when a car approaches an urban intersection, the technology scans the vicinity for other vehicles and tracks their positions, directions and speeds, warning the driver of potential hazards that might otherwise be invisible.

“From the introduction of air bags, to the debut of OnStar, Cadillac continues its heritage of pioneering safety and connectivity advances,” said Richard Brekus, Cadillac global director of Product Strategy. “V2V essentially enables the car to sense around corners. Connecting vehicles through V2V holds tremendous potential, as this technology enables the car to acquire and analyze information outside the bounds of the driver’s field of vision. As an early mover, we look forward to seeing its benefit multiply as more V2V-equipped vehicles hit the road.”

Sales Increase 18.6% Globally for Cadillac in February


Cadillac sales reached 21,460 vehicles in February 2017 globally, an increase of 18.6 percent. This marks the ninth consecutive month in which Cadillac has registered double-digit percentage growth.

Cadillac sales in the midsize luxury crossover category — the industry’s strongest segment — grew 46 percent in February and 49.3 percent so far in 2017. Cadillac’s new XT5 luxury crossover launched in mid-2016 and has quickly become one of the U.S. market’s best-selling luxury models.

Cadillac’s growth in China, the world’s largest market, was a robust 89.6 percent in February. For the year to date, Cadillac sales in China are up 106 percent and global sales are up 32.3 percent.