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04-11-2005, 11:30 PM
MARK PHELAN: GM jams high-tech gizmos into Caddy<p>April 11, 2005<p>BY MARK PHELAN<br>FREE PRESS COLUMNIST<p>From heated and cooled cup holders to a 505-horsepower supercharged V8 engine, General Motors Corp. and the auto industry's leading suppliers crammed every new technology they could into an experimental Cadillac STS sedan to celebrate the 100th anniversary of the Society of Automotive Engineers World Congress this week at Cobo Center in Detroit.<p>RELATED CONTENT<br># Technologies on Cadillac STS SAE 100<p>2005 SAE WORLD CONGRESS<p>When: Today through Thursday<p>Where: Cobo Center, Detroit<p>To go: Members get in free. SAE will accept new members on site for a $100 fee. Nonmembers may visit the exhibit floor for $150. To attend management and technical sessions, the fee is $750.<p>The feature-packed car will be on display today through Thursday at GM's stand toward the rear of the main floor in Cobo Hall.<p>The SAE expects the annual conference to draw about 35,000 attendees from around the world for technical presentations, business meetings and visits to displays by the auto industry's leading companies.<p>Unlike the flashy, futuristic looking concept cars common at public auto shows, Cadillac's SAE show car looks a lot like the 2005 STS luxury sedan that went on sale last fall.<p>Its innovations go much more than skin-deep, as engineers from nearly 40 suppliers and many GM departments spent months developing and testing the one-of-a-kind STS SAE 100, which is the show's keynote vehicle.<p>"The vehicle integrates many technologies GM is working on," said Al Oppenheiser, GM director of concept vehicle engineering. Some already are in production while many others are coming soon, he said.<p>The 505-horsepower, 6.0-liter LS2 small-block V8, which generates its prodigious output thanks to a supercharger from Eaton Corp., is mated to a six-speed automatic transmission from GM's Hydra-Matic division and an electronic limited slip differential from English supplier GKN plc. The differential should improve handling and control, chief engineer Andrew Krenz said.<p>The heated and cooled cup holders between the two front seats come from Tellurex Corp. of Traverse City. They can keep drinks as warm as 120 degrees and as cool as 40 degrees.<p>High-output electroluminescent wires around the cup holders glow red or blue, respectively, for heating or cooling. Robert Miller, a private consultant in Plymouth, developed the lighted wires.<p>GM's research indicates that 78 percent of its customers want advanced safety features on their cars, and the STS SAE 100 is brimming with them.<p>The list includes radar sensors to warn of objects in the driver's blind spot from French supplier Valeo, rear video from Panasonic, sensors to alert the driver if the vehicle leaves its lane from Dutch supplier Mobileye and GM-developed air bags in the front, side air bags for the front and rear seats and the roof.<p>GM created the car to showcase the new technologies, but a number of them also lead to attractive and unusual exterior features.<p>The sporty multi-spoke wheels are an ultralight combination of carbon fiber rims and magnesium spokes developed by English supplier Dymag Racing, which supplied the first magnesium wheels for Formula One race cars.<p>The brakes feature ceramic rotors and multi-piston calipers to reduce weight, extend brake life and improve performance.<p>Van Buren Township-based Visteon developed the car's LED headlights and fog lights.<p>Other exterior features include a lightweight carbon fiber hood from Auburn Hills-based Prefix and a power trunk lid from German supplier Hoerbiger.<p>Technologies on Cadillac STS SAE 100<p>April 11, 2005<p><br>Component Supplier<br>DRIVETRAIN<br>505-h.p. 6.0-liter V8 engine GM<br>Supercharger Eaton<br>Electronic throttle control GM<br>High-output generator Denso<br>Six-speed automatic transmission Hydra-Matic<br>Oil-condition sensor GM<br>Driver shift control GM<br>CHASSIS<br>Electronic limited-slip differential GKN<br>Multi-link front suspension McLaren<br>Variable gear ratio steering Toyoda<br>Ceramic brake rotors Brembo<br>Adjustable pedals GM<br>MR damping Delphi<br>Remote start and keyless entry Siemens<br>Adaptive cruise control Continental Temic<br>Active exhaust valve system GM<br>Carbon fiber and magnesium wheels Dymag<br>Tires Pirelli<br>ELECTRICAL<br>Reconfigurable color Heads-up display Intier<br>5.1 DVD surround audio Bose<br>OnStar 6.1 OnStar<br>LCD instrument cluster Promate<br>Three-dimensional navigation Bosch<br>Rear-seat DVD (Xbox) Microsoft<br>Performance tracking GM<br>High-output electroluminescent wire Robert Miller Electronics<br>EXTERIOR<br>Heated washer fluid Microheat<br>Infinite check door link Stabilus<p>Rain sense wipers TRW<br>Power trunk lid Hoerbiger<br>Obstacle-detection sensing Metzeler<br>Capless refueling ITW<br>Ultrasonic front and rear park assist Bosch<br>Carbon fiber low mass hood Prefix<br>INTERIOR<br>Heated and cooled front seat Amerigon<br>Heated steering wheel Delphi<br>Heated and cooled cup holders Tellurex<br>Backseat supplemental storage Stewart Reed Design<br>Platinum interior Drexelmaier<br>STRUCTURE, GLASS and LIGHTING<br>LED headlights and fog lights Visteon<br>Theft-deterrent side glass Saint Gobain Sekurit-US<br>Carbon fiber mass wheelhouses Prefix<br>HEATING AND COOLING<br>Rapid passenger compartment heating Ventech<br>SAFETY<br>Side blind zone alert Valeo<br>Lane departure warning system Mobileye<br>Rear vision Panasonic<br>Rollover roof rail air bags GM<br>Seat-mounted front and rear air bags GM<br>Dual-depth front passenger air bag GM<p>Crash alert driver seat and massage passenger seat<br>InSeat<br>Rear seat belt engagement alert Takata<br>Second row cameras with OLED screen Daewoo<p>Source: General Motors<br><IMG SRC="http://i.tnpv.us/2005/WKA200504/WKA2005040960637_pv.jpg" BORDER="0"><br><IMG SRC="http://i.tnpv.us/2005/WKA200504/WKA2005040960708_pv.jpg" BORDER="0"><br><IMG SRC="http://i.tnpv.us/2005/WKA200504/WKA2005040959844_pv.jpg" BORDER="0"><br><IMG SRC="http://i.tnpv.us/2005/WKA200504/WKA2005040960278_pv.jpg" BORDER="0"><br>Autodeadline.com<p>More pics:<p><IMG SRC="http://i.tnpv.us/2005/WKA200504/WKA2005040960691_pv.jpg" BORDER="0"><br>Cross-drilled silicon carbide brake rotors and 2-piece carbon fiber hoop / magnesium wheels. <p><IMG SRC="http://i.tnpv.us/2005/WKA200504/WKA2005040960726_pv.jpg" BORDER="0"><br>LEDs in action <p><IMG SRC="http://i.tnpv.us/2005/WKA200504/WKA2005040960313_pv.jpg" BORDER="0"><br><IMG SRC="http://i.tnpv.us/2005/WKA200504/WKA2005040960583_pv.jpg" BORDER="0"><br>Look ma! No gascap!<p><IMG SRC="http://i.tnpv.us/2005/WKA200504/WKA2005040960260_pv.jpg" BORDER="0"><br>6L90E? Why doesn't the V have this? The engine would be able to be tuned to maximum power.<p><IMG SRC="http://i.tnpv.us/2005/WKA200504/WKA2005040960207_pv.jpg" BORDER="0"><p><IMG SRC="http://i.tnpv.us/2005/WKA200504/WKA2005040959915_pv.jpg" BORDER="0"><br><IMG SRC="http://i.tnpv.us/2005/WKA200504/WKA2005040960171_pv.jpg" BORDER="0"><br>TWO XBOXs!<p><IMG SRC="http://i.tnpv.us/2005/WKA200504/WKA2005040959464_pv.jpg" BORDER="0"><br>3D NAV :D <br><IMG SRC="http://i.tnpv.us/2005/WKA200504/WKA2005040959480_pv.jpg" BORDER="0"><br>LCD guages<p><IMG SRC="http://i.tnpv.us/2005/WKA200504/WKA2005040959429_pv.jpg" BORDER="0"><br><IMG SRC="http://i.tnpv.us/2005/WKA200504/WKA2005040959446_pv.jpg" BORDER="0"><br><IMG SRC="http://i.tnpv.us/2005/WKA200504/WKA2005040959826_pv.jpg" BORDER="0"><br><IMG SRC="http://i.tnpv.us/2005/WKA200504/WKA2005040959791_pv.jpg" BORDER="0">

04-13-2005, 02:34 PM
<TABLE WIDTH="90%" CELLSPACING=0 CELLPADDING=0 ALIGN=CENTER><TR><TD><i>Quote, originally posted by <b>DoMiNo</b> &raquo;</i></TD></TR><TR><TD CLASS="quote">Didn't see a thread about this yet... press release and photos are from General Motors, as seen on fast-autos.net:<p><IMG SRC="http://www.fast-autos.net/cadillac/sae100.jpg" BORDER="0"><br><IMG SRC="http://www.fast-autos.net/cadillac/sae1002.jpg" BORDER="0"><br><IMG SRC="http://www.fast-autos.net/cadillac/sae1003.jpg" BORDER="0"><br><IMG SRC="http://www.fast-autos.net/cadillac/sae1004.jpg" BORDER="0"><br><IMG SRC="http://www.fast-autos.net/cadillac/sae1005.jpg" BORDER="0"><br><IMG SRC="http://www.fast-autos.net/cadillac/sae1006.jpg" BORDER="0"><br><IMG SRC="http://www.fast-autos.net/cadillac/sae1007.jpg" BORDER="0"><br><IMG SRC="http://www.fast-autos.net/cadillac/sae1008.jpg" BORDER="0"><br><IMG SRC="http://www.fast-autos.net/cadillac/sae1009.jpg" BORDER="0"><br><IMG SRC="http://www.fast-autos.net/cadillac/sae10010.jpg" BORDER="0"><br><IMG SRC="http://www.fast-autos.net/cadillac/sae10011.jpg" BORDER="0"><br><IMG SRC="http://www.fast-autos.net/cadillac/sae10012.jpg" BORDER="0"><br><IMG SRC="http://www.fast-autos.net/cadillac/sae10013.jpg" BORDER="0"><br><IMG SRC="http://www.fast-autos.net/cadillac/sae10014.jpg" BORDER="0"><br><IMG SRC="http://www.fast-autos.net/cadillac/sae10015.jpg" BORDER="0"><br><IMG SRC="http://www.fast-autos.net/cadillac/sae10016.jpg" BORDER="0"><br><IMG SRC="http://www.fast-autos.net/cadillac/sae10017.jpg" BORDER="0"><br><IMG SRC="http://www.fast-autos.net/cadillac/sae10018.jpg" BORDER="0"><br><IMG SRC="http://www.fast-autos.net/cadillac/sae10019.jpg" BORDER="0"><p>Source: Cadillac <p>General Motors revealed the most technologically integrated vehicle ever at today's opening of the 2005 SAE World Congress. The Cadillac STS SAE 100, which pays homage to SAE's 100th anniversary, will serve as a working laboratory that will aid engineers in developing future production vehicles. <p>"We have challenged our engineers to take the best of today's vehicle technologies and integrate them with promising future technologies to demonstrate how they will function together in a real-world driving environment," said Jim Queen, GM vice president, Global Engineering and general chairperson of the 2005 SAE World Congress. GM is the host company for this year's World Congress. <p>GM worked with 38 suppliers to integrate 50 different technologies into the STS SAE 100, ranging across safety, chassis, powertrain, electrical and comfort and convenience categories. Nineteen have never been in production, 22 are in production somewhere other than the 2005 STS and nine are currently on the production 2005 STS. <p>The vehicle, commissioned by Queen and executed by the GM Performance Division Vehicle Development Center, is much more than a "dream team" of technologies: Engineers will use it to document how the various technologies interface with each other and how they can be applied to future production vehicles. <p>"Vehicle integration is behind game-changing safety features like electronic stability control, which we are rolling out across our entire fleet," said Queen. <br> <br>"Our goal with this vehicle was not simply to see how many different technologies can be incorporated into one vehicle. We want to learn how a variety of relevant current and future technologies can be made to function harmoniously while enhancing the total driving experience." <p>The STS SAE 100 is powered by a supercharged LS2 engine yielding 505 horsepower at 5600 rpm and 520 lb.-ft. of torque at 3600 rpm. It is mated to GM HydraMatic's newly developed, longitudinal 6L90E six-speed transmission, capable of supporting more powerful engines like the supercharged LS2. The transmission features Driver Shift Control, which gives the driver the ability to shift gears sequentially with a tap up/ tap down mechanism. </TD></TR></TABLE>

04-15-2005, 11:06 PM
GM sure can make one hell of a car when they want to...too bad a lot of their concepts dont see production, or if they do they are very very toned down and ripped apart from concept form...just imagine if we were to get the lacrosse concept, or the ss concept...granted this isn't necessarily a concept as much as it is a test vehicle for technologies, but it is still a badass car and I sure as hell wouldn't mind owning one...

04-16-2005, 02:04 PM
The slightly altered looks of this car make it look so much better than the normal STS. Those headlamps especially make this car look really cool.

04-17-2005, 03:14 PM
I think it is probably just me, but does that have an actualy quad exhaust? It's probably just a dual exhaust with dual exits on each muffler, but the way it is setup i can't really tell...it almost looks like a quad exhaust...