Meet the surveillance sedan: Cadillac’s CT6 and its 360-degree videocam

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.

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