Cadillac XTS To Unveil the First Ever Vibrating Safety Seat

Posted on March 27, 2012

Car technology continues to improve in a bid to keep motorists safe.

The 2013 Cadillac XTS, a full size sedan, will debut next month with a first of its kind safety feature:  a safety seat.  This technology has been designed to better alert the driver of a vehicle when an accident is about to occur.

Here’s how it works:  when the vehicle senses that an accident is in the offing, the seat will vibrate much like a cell phone.  But it goes a step farther than just simple vibration.  If the threat is happening off to your right, then the seat will vibrate on your right side.  When it appears that an accident is almost certain, then the entire seat will shake and the dashboard will blink at the driver.

After its debut on the XTS, the technology is scheduled to roll out on the company’s ATS  and SRX vehicles later this year.

Eventually, drivers will be able to choose from two systems.  The first is called Driver Awareness, which provides the vehicle operator with the aforementioned alerts.  The second system, which is scheduled to come out in the fall, is called Driver Assist.  If drivers choose to utilize a vehicle with this function, the car will take its own evasive action, such as braking or accelerating.

As a San Diego car accident lawyer, I can see that we’re living in a brave new world of car technology.  I only hope as a personal injury lawyer in San Diego that such technology becomes pervasive enough for everyone to be able to benefit from it.

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