Detroit, Michigan – General Motors has announced a new active safety and driver assistance system that will use “sensor fusion,” integrating a broad range of sensing and positioning technologies.

The new Driver Assistance Package is the first GM system of its kind to use sensor fusion. It will be available on the all-new 2013 Cadillac XTS this fall.

The system’s radar, cameras and ultrasonic sensors will be used for such features as rear automatic braking, full-speed range adaptive cruise control, intelligent brake assist, forward collision alert, safety alert seat, automatic collision preparation, lane departure warning, side blind zone alert, rear cross traffic alert, adaptive forward lighting, rear vision camera with dynamic guidelines, and head-up display.

“We believe sensor fusion will enable future active safety systems to handle a greater number of inputs to provide 360 degrees of crash risk detection and enhanced driver assist features,” said Bakhtiar Litkouhi, GM Research and Development lab group manager. “A system that combines the strengths of multiple sensing technologies and expertly manages those inputs can provide advisory, warning, and control interventions to help drivers avoid collisions and save lives.”

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