GM Paves The Way For Smarter, Safer Vehicles With New Proving Ground

GM has further strengthened its commitment to creating safe vehicles with the opening of the new 52-acre, Active Safety Test Area at its Milford Proving Ground near Detroit.

The new, $14-million facility opened Friday and will help GM further develop and enhance the 22 active safety technologies available on 2016 GMC, Chevrolet, Buick, and Cadillac vehicles.

“Our comprehensive safety strategy of helping customers before, during, and after a crash continues,” said Jeff Boyer, Vice President of GM Global Vehicle Safety. “GM historically has been a leader in the development and testing of safety technologies, and applying our deep knowledge and expertise to prevent crashes from happening in the first place.”

Here are just a few of the advanced active safety technologies available on 2016 GM vehicles:

City Speed Front Automatic Braking: If a vehicles is travelling at low speed and if the system detects a front-end collision is imminent while following a vehicle and the driver has not applied the brake, the system will automatically intervene and apply the brakes to help reduce the severity of the collision. It could even prevent an accident at very low speeds.

Rear Camera Mirror: A display sent from the rear of the vehicle that provides a wider and less obstructed field of vision versus a traditional rear view mirror.

Night Vision: Incredible technology that provides the driver with an infrared night vision image of the area lit beyond the headlamps and alerts the drive if a pedestrian or large animal is detected.

Curb View Camera: When in Forward during low speed maneuvers, this system provides the driver with a view immediately ahead of the vehicle to help the driver avoid low-speed collisions.