<p><em>Photo of Cadillac CT6 courtesy of GM.</em></p>

VIDEO: Cadillac CT6’s Surround Vision

The 2016 Cadillac CT6 sedan features a surround-vision video recording system designed to enhance the driver’s situational awareness and safety.

The CT6 uses four of its seven exterior cameras to provide recorded video of the sedan’s surroundings. The cameras are strategically placed — one in each door-mounted rearview mirror, one integrated into the front grille, and one mounted on the rear trunk lid.

When the video recording system is activated, the cameras can capture video in one of two modes: using the front and rear cameras during vehicle operation or using all four cameras in a round-robin fashion when the vehicle security system is armed. The latter mode will only record video once the CT6 has been disturbed. The same cameras are also used to provide a 360-degree display around the vehicle on the CUE screen to aid in vehicle maneuvering.

Cadillac said it expects the surround-vision video recording system to be used to record events such as a memorable drive, for security in the case of a vehicle being tampered with, or to record an incident.

Captured footage is stored on a standard SD card in the trunk of the vehicle. Owners can choose to save certain captures indefinitely on the SD card, or they can view or save the video files onto their personal computers.

The three remaining cameras on the CT6 are used for the Rear Camera Mirror, the Lane Keep Assist system, and the Night Vision system. 2016 CT6 sedans equipped with the Surround Vision camera system — which is standard on CT6 Luxury, Premium Luxury and Platinum models — all have the surround-vision video recording system.

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