General Motors has recently confirmed that 2013 Cadillac XTS and ATS have obtained the company’s “Driver Assistance System” and this particular safety improvement that was implemented on the two vehicle models were intended to further improve their overall safety features. This move is also considered by many car experts as one of the company’s way of promoting these models since most of their competitors have long been using the safety devices that are included in this system and this has established the notion that Cadillac was already been left behind.
Due to the availability of the driver assistance system on the 2013 Cadillac XTS and the Cadillac ATS, both of these vehicles will be equipped with cameras facing on the vehicle’s front and rear, radar transmitters, and ultrasonic sensors. All of these technologies are very helpful in raising the driver’s awareness when driving thereby increasing the chances of avoiding collisions with other vehicles or stationary objects when parking.
Aside from the technologies mentioned previously, the new system will also include other high tech devices that would further turn the XTS and the ATS into safer vehicles. This includes the forward-collision alert which is equipped with a red light mounted on the vehicle’s dash that flashes when it senses that a possible crash is about to happen.
In addition to this, the rear-cross traffic system that provides an audible alert when it senses an approaching vehicle from the one of the two sides when backing and the automatic braking that functions at low speeds that could prevent a possible collision due to the driver’s lack of full attention on the road while driving will also be available on the driver assistance systems found on the 2013 Cadillac XTS and ATS.
Since having all of these technologies on the XTS and the ATS in one bundle would surely boost both of the model’s prices up, General Motors have decided to split these into two options. The first option will be introduced as the Cadillac Awareness package which includes the lane departure warning, rear-cross traffic detection, blind-spot monitoring, and forward collision alert. This package will be launched on the 2013 Cadillac XTS this spring and this might soon be offered on the 2013 Cadillac ATS.
The second option would be the Driver Assist package that includes some of the latest active features from General Motors such as the adaptive cruise control, auto collision preparation, and the automatic braking system that functions when the vehicle is running at a lower speed. This package will be introduced on the XTS then on the ATS this fall.
Both of the packages will also include the so-called “Cadillac Safety Alert Seat” that activates the same type of warning lights and sounds off the same audible warning when it detects a possible collision or a crash.