Auto News for March 10 – John Glenn’s Caddy.

 A Cadillac kind of day!

 John Glenn’s 2000 Cadillac Deville DHS will be put up for bid at Auctions America’s collector car sale March 31- April 2 in Fort Lauderdale, Florida. Glenn always owned Cadillacs and the car on offer represents his final purchase. Highly advanced for its time, it was ordered fully-loaded, complete with night vision radar and hands-free system, which when activated, responds using John’s voice. It comes to auction in excellent condition, offered by its current owner who purchased the car directly from Glenn in 2006. It is expected to fetch $50,000 – $75.000. A 1963 Mercedes-Benz 300SL Roadster, one of just 26 built for the final year of production, might sell for an estimated $1,250,000 – $1,500,000.

 Cadillac is introducing a safety system to its CTS model that will allow drivers to share information on upcoming potential hazards. For example, when a car approaches an urban intersection, the technology scans the vicinity for other vehicles and tracks their positions, directions and speeds, warning the driver of potential hazards that might otherwise be invisible. Common hazardous scenarios that prompt alerts are hard braking, slippery conditions and disabled vehicles. Through the next-generation Cadillac user experience infotainment system, drivers can customize alerts to show in the instrument cluster and available head-up display.

 Acura has surpassed the 100,000-unit mark in sales of vehicles equipped with the AcuraWatch suite of safety and driver-assistive technologies. After the first two months of 2017, nearly half of all Acura vehicles sold in the U.S. this year have been equipped with it. The package helps to maintain a vehicle’s position in traffic and to prevent or mitigate the severity of a collision.

 

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