When Ars first saw the new Cadillac CT6 at the New York International Auto Show last year, we remarked that it “may well be the company’s most convincing home-grown rival to the mighty German super-sedans like Audi’s A8, BMW’s 7-Series, and Mercedes-Benz’s S-Class.” But one feature we missed was that the $53,000-plus machine doubles as surround-view, gas-powered camcorder on wheels.
Sure, vehicles like police cars have dash cams, and there was even a valet cam in the 2015 Corvette. But the Cadillac CT6 has four cameras secretly offering surround-view video-recording outside the vehicle. It’s an industry first and a new source for capturing YouTube moments, scenic drives, or even other affairs like police stops.
“Cadillac expects the surround-vision video recording system to be used by CT6 owners to record events such as a memorable drive, for security in the case of a vehicle being tampered with, or to record an incident,” General Motors said of the feature.