Delphi has been confirmed as the manufacturer of the vehicle-to-vehicle and Super Cruise technologies that General Motors will employ on its future vehicles, beginning with the Cadillac CTS mid-size sedan and the yet-to-be revealed full-size Omega-based Cadillac ‘LTS’ flagship sedan.
Delphi President and CEO Rodney O’Neal told Wards Auto that the company remains “agnostic” in regards to its opinions on autonomous driving. He says they could “debate all day long” whether autonomous cars make sense for society or need to be implemented at this time. Instead, as long as the government, consumers and manufacturers want the technology, they will produce it.
“The technology is alive and well. It’s here now,” O’Neal was quoted in saying at the Intelligent Transport Systems World Congress in Detroit last weekend.
Delphi already manufactures the sensors and radar systems needed for technologies like lane-keep assist, adaptive cruise control and more, so the V2V and Super Cruise systems are simply taking the tech one step further.
GM announced it will integrate its V2V tech into the CTS and its Super Cruise autonomous driving technology in the impending ‘LTS’ flagship in time for the 2017 model year at the ITS World Congress. Delphi says it will also market similar technology to other automakers beginning in 2016.