Cadillac’s CTS sedan, one of the first production vehicles in the world to contain Vehicle-to-Vehicle (V2V) communication, has now successfully demonstrated Vehicle-to-Infrastructure (V2I) capability in Michigan. Cadillac CTS development vehicles received real-time data from traffic controllers on signal phasing and timing during successful demonstrations recently conducted in collaboration with Michigan road agencies.
V2I connects the Cadillac development vehicles to its surrounding infrastructure, allowing the vehicle to alert the driver of safety, mobility or environment-related conditions ahead.
The traffic signals, located adjacent to the GM Warren Technical Center campus at the intersections of 12 Mile and 13 Mile roads, were able to send real-time data using Dedicated Short-Range Communications (DSRC) protocol to the development vehicles, which alerted the drivers of a potential red light violation at current speed. This alert helps avoid the dangerous decision to either brake abruptly or accelerate through a busy intersection.
Substantial gains in both the U.S. and China drove Cadillac global sales to 28,163 units in April, an increase of 40.9 percent over the same period in 2016. April marked the 11th consecutive month of double-digit growth for Cadillac, and continued execution of the brand’s globalization strategy.
Cadillac sales have increased 31.6 percent globally year to date. In the midsize luxury crossover category – the industry’s strongest segment – Cadillac grew 92 percent in April, and 63.1 percent so far in 2017 due to the success of the XT5. The new luxury crossover was the brand’s best seller worldwide in April, totaling 11,530 units. In addition, sales of Cadillac’s ATS sport sedan and coupe models grew 46.7 percent for the month while the XTS luxury sedan rose 13.4 percent.
Cadillac achieved strong growth in the U.S. in April, with sales increasing 9.5 percent. According to Power Information Network, Cadillac gained 0.9 percentage points of luxury market share in the U.S. in April and 0.7 percentage points of retail share year-to-date. The average transaction price for a new Cadillac in the U.S. in April rose $1,000 to $55,174, approximately $5,000 above the luxury market average and second highest amongst major luxury brands.