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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.

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