The streaming video rearview technology will expand the driver’s vision in the upcoming 2016 CT6, eliminating any rear seat, rear pillar or passenger obstructions. It will also get rid of the traditional blind spots and any other impediments of the lanes view.
The new car from Cadillac will be larger than the XTS and will compete face to face with the BMW 7-Series and Mercedes-Benz S-Class. The production is scheduled for the late 2015 at the Detroit-Hamtramck assembly plant.
The new technology distinguishes with its ability to reduce low-light settings and delivering a high resolution to the image of the rearview mirror. It incorporates protection from the rain, snow and slush and will be placed just like in the other new models, close the license plate box in the rear deck lid.
The people from engineering and development were awarded 10 patents on the system, one for the streaming video mirror and 9 for video processing. Take that, Uber!
The streaming rearview technology can be disabled by flipping a toggle on the bottom of the mirror and be can be used just like a traditional rearview mirror.
It is not for sure yet whether the new Cadillac will debut at the New York Auto Show in April. The company will also showcase GM’s advanced driver-assist, a semiautonomous driving capability with economic fuel consumption due to the use of lightweight materials.
By Gabriela Florea