Thursday, 7 January 2016

Will the 2017 Cadillac CT6 be the First Self-Driving Car?

Will the 2017 Cadillac CT6 be the First Self-Driving Car?

The 2017 Cadillac CT6 has quickly become one of the most anticipated cars in the market, mainly because of its hands-free Super Cruise system. GM has confirmed that, once launched, the car would be able to self-steer and drive on freeways.
However, this does not mean that you can snooze behind the wheel, since the system has been designed to keep you in the loop and be responsible for any actions. If the system truly offers what it has marketed so far, it would be the first system of its kind.

Competition in self-driving niche:

Whilst it is true that other luxury automakers have been focusing on developing autonomous driving systems, none have come as far as the 2017 Cadillac CT6. So far, only BMW and Mercedes-Benz have been able to achieve semi-autonomous driving, but that also requires the drivers to have their hands on the driving wheel at all times. Even though Volvo has been able to offer a similar self-driving feature, but it still is not able to achieve highway speeds.
While the Volvo self-driving feature is good for driving in bumper to bumper traffic, it performs poorly at highway speeds. In comparison, the 2017 Cadillac CT6 requires some attention from the driver in bumper to bumper traffic, but mostly it makes use of its lane-maintenance and collision avoidance sensors to get you to your destination safely.

Shape and size:

The 2017 Cadillac CT6 offers plenty of space to the passengers. The car retains its original size and large wheelbase, making the passengers feel as comfortable as possible. Furthermore, it is expected that the car would lose 44-pounds of its weight, due to use of light aluminum material in its structure.

On the inside, the company has utilized a split-screen feature in the rear-view mirror, so as to provide a live feed from the rear view camera. A separate screen has been installed in the dashboard to provide a touch sensitive GPS. Additionally, other functions have been shifted from a touch-screen interaction system to a track-pad.

Under the hood:

The 2017 Cadillac CT6 would be powered by a 3.6-liter engine, which would distribute power between the front and rear wheels. Furthermore, the car engine is capable of reaching a total hp of 336. Added to this, the engine would be controlled by a light 8-speed automatic transmission system. The atv-8 engine has been chosen to be installed in the 2017 Cadillac CT6. Under normal driving conditions, the 2017 Cadillac CT6 would deliver 40% torque to the front wheels and 60% to the back wheels
To buy or not to buy?

With so much power under the hood, a large and comfortable cabin, the 2017 Cadillac CT6 is a definite buy. Furthermore, the hands-free Super Cruise system is ideal for those drivers, who need to drive regularly on the freeway. The only real competition that the car would face in this sector is from Volvo, but that is also very limited.