September 07, 2014
Super Cruise in Cadillac 2017 Models

A lead car in a convoy will be able to play "follow me" with computers behind it exchanging information. You find yourself riding behind some other car for hours on a long trip? This feature would automate the driving in that case.

It would also reduce the work of stop-and-go driving in heavy traffic.

What would make a great enhancement: links to DMV driving histories so you don't start following a maniac who gets into accidents. Ditto for black box histories. Does the other driver do lots of high lateral g force driving? Then get a dashboard notice of the risks of following that driver.

These Cads will have Vehicle To Vehicle (V2V) tech so that cars approaching each other can predict a collision and warn their drivers.. What would also be good: a way to tell the car in front of you they have brake light that is out or some other visible problem.

Share |      Randall Parker, 2014 September 07 06:47 PM 


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Mr.Spacely said at September 24, 2014 7:09 PM:

" What would also be good: a way to tell the car in front of you they have brake light that is out or some other visible problem."

What would be even better, both for road safety and more efficient traffic flow - V2V communication that will cause a slower car cruising in the fast lane of a freeway to move to a lane on the right when safe to do so. The amount of unsafe passing maneuvers and road rage that an innovation like this could prevent would be significant.

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