Monday, July 27, 2015

Pedestrian Avoidance System for the 2016 Chevrolet Malibu

A new pedestrian-avoidance system will debut on the redesigned 2016 Chevrolet Malibu and new Cadillac CT6 sedans, as General Motors speeds more active-safety technologies to market.
The 2016 Chevrolet Spark hatchback will feature optional lane-departure warning and forward-collision alert systems, GM also said.
GM announced the new active-safety features as it showed off its new 52-acre Active Safety Test Area here late last week.
The front pedestrian braking system will alert the driver of an impending collision and then automatically apply the brakes to help reduce the collision's severity or avoid the collision.
Pricing will be announced later on the safety packages.
The 2016 Malibu goes on sale at Chevrolet dealerships in the fourth quarter, while the CT6 sedan is expected to arrive at Cadillac dealerships in early 2016.
Other crash-avoidance technologies set to roll out on 2016 GM vehicles include City Speed Front Automatic Braking, which helps to avoid front-end collisions at very low speeds by automatically applying the brakes and a night-vision system that gives the driver an infrared image of the area beyond the headlights to warn of pedestrians or large animals.
GM's new safety facility will also be used to test vehicle-to-vehicle technologies, which will be standard on the 2017 Cadillac CTS.

Monday, July 13, 2015

The 2016 Chevy Silverado Update Look Good!

Chevy Trucks are on a roll, with Chevrolet pickup sales up 32 percent so far this year. Chevrolet intends to strengthen this momentum with significant updates for the 2016 Silverado 1500 full-size pickup.
“The redesigned 2016 Silverado will build on Chevy Trucks’ legacy of dependability. It will feature a more muscular appearance and offer new customer-focused technologies,” said Sandor Piszar, marketing director for Chevy Trucks.
“New front end designs with bold horizontal elements, sculpted hoods and dramatic lighting reflect the strength and refinement that have helped make Silverado the fastest growing full-size pickup brand this year.”
Other changes for 2016 will include expanded use of 8-speed automatic transmissions, updated Chevy MyLink with support for Android Auto and Apple CarPlay, and additional safety technologies.
The redesign of the 2016 Silverado 1500 is part of an aggressive strategy to build on Chevy Trucks’ momentum.
Since the introduction of the all-new Silverado 1500 in the spring of 2013, Silverado sales have grown by double digits, on a percentage basis, each year. Through June of this year, Silverado sales are up 14.6 percent. Chevrolet also sold 41,575 midsize Colorados during the same period.
More product details will be available this fall, closer to the public debut of the redesigned 2016 Silverado 1500.