MILFORD, Michigan — A new pedestrian-avoidance system will debut on the redesigned 2016 Chevrolet Malibu and new Cadillac CT6 sedans, as General Motors speeds more active-safety technologies to market.
The 2016 Chevrolet Spark hatchback will feature optional lane-departure warning and forward-collision alert systems, GM also said.
GM announced the new active-safety features as it showed off its new 52-acre Active Safety Test Area here late last week.
The front pedestrian braking system will alert the driver of an impending collision and then automatically apply the brakes to help reduce the collision's severity or avoid the collision.
Pricing will be announced later on the safety packages.
Other crash-avoidance technologies set to roll out on 2016 GM vehicles include City Speed Front Automatic Braking, which helps to avoid front-end collisions at very low speeds by automatically applying the brakes and a night-vision system that gives the driver an infrared image of the area beyond the headlights to warn of pedestrians or large animals.
GM's new safety facility will also be used to test vehicle-to-vehicle technologies, which will be standard on the 2017 Cadillac CTS.
Edmunds says: Car shoppers can expect to see more affordable active safety features roll out on mainstream GM vehicles for the 2016 model year.