Half a decade ago, GM, Carnegie Mellon University and a variety of partners experimented with autonomous vehicles by constucting a Chevrolet Tahoe, which ultimately travelled some 60 miles in urban traffic in under six hours without a driver. And Google likes to think it’s paving the way for autonomous vehicles…
At any rate, the effort was good enough for GM and friends to win the DARPA Urban Challenge. Fast forward to the present, and that same technology that made that unique Tahoe move by itself will be found in the 2013 Cadillac XTS. Such features will include adaptive cruise control, an intelligent brake assist system, forward collision alert, an automated collision preperation system, a lane departure warning system, a heads up display, and much, much more.
In short, it seems that the active safety technology found in cars made by ze Germans can also be found in ones made in North America.