Category Archives: Chevrolet Technology

Plans for New, Short Chevy Crossover to Be Added to Brand’s Lineup

 

After the success of the Traverse, pictured above, Chevy is planning to release a new crossover SUV, rumored to hit the market next year.

After the success of the Traverse, pictured above, Chevy is planning to release a new crossover SUV, rumored to hit the market next year.

Chevrolet has some of the most popular crossover models on the market—especially the acclaimed Traverse and Equinox. However, insight from Automotive News is that the carmaker believes there’s enough space between those two CUVs to fit a brand new crossover.

In order to more closely correspond to competing models, Chevrolet’s lineup is getting a “broader range.” This will involve fitting more models into the current lineup and giving current models a redesign to allow more room. After the Traverse gets a facelift next year, Chevrolet will introduce a three-row, short-wheelbase SUV to compete with the Nissan Murano, Toyota Highlander, and Honda Pilot. This new crossover has yet to receive an official name.

Stuffing a lineup with nearly-similar models isn’t something only Chevrolet is doing—many leading automakers are packing their lineups to the brim. The question is whether a new, short Chevy crossover will win over customers from competing models or merely usurp them from Chevrolet’s other sport utility vehicles.

Chevrolet Forward Automatic Braking System Predicts Potential Accidents

Driving is a risky business—a single glance away from the road is all it takes to cause an accident. More than one in four car collisions reported to police each year are rear-end crashes, a number that Chevrolet is interested in lowering. To help reduce the number of rear-end crashes, the American carmaker has created the Chevrolet Forward Automatic Braking System, a technology that puts the brakes on before your car can collide with the vehicle in front of it.

“Many of us have been in driving situations where the car ahead of us suddenly slows—or we momentarily look away at the wrong time—and we have to slam on the brakes to avoid a collision,” said Raymond J. Kiefer, General Motors’ Active Safety Technical Fellow. “Front Automatic Braking provides a layer of driver assistance beyond Forward Collision Alert systems to help prevent this common crash situation.”

The Forward Collision Alert technology will come as an available option in several 2015 Chevrolet models, including the Silverado, Malibu, Equinox, and Traverse, though only the Impala, Tahoe, and Suburban will come with the available Front Automatic Braking System that will automatically slow or stop the vehicle.

For more information on the Chevrolet Forward Automatic Braking System, stop in to or contact Bill Walsh Chevrolet today!

Cadillac Streaming-Video Rear-View Mirror Breaks New Ground in Safety Tech

Coming soon, Cadillacs will be streaming high-resolution video inside the cabin, traight to the rear-view mirror. No, it won’t be the latest Oscar-nominees. It’ll be live streaming video from a rear camera. Granted, perhaps it’s not the most entertaining video but for the sake of safety, it’s a huge advancement.

What is it like to drive a vehicle with a Cadillac streaming-video rear-view mirror? “The closest comparison to this kind of rear vision would be driving a convertible with the top down,” says Travis Hester, Cadillac CT6 executive chief engineer. “The streaming video is a significant enhancement,” he added. We at Bill Walsh Chevrolet agree wholeheartedly!

According to PC Magazine, “A perfectly positioned video camera can improve the driver’s field of vision by about 300 percent—four times better than a standard rearview mirror.” It helps that the camera offers an enhanced view in dim conditions. It’s coated with a water-shedding substance. The image is also widened and in high-definition.