Who Does This Self-Driving Cadillac CT6 Belong To?

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    Who Does This Self-Driving Cadillac CT6 Belong To?

    Who Does This Self-Driving Cadillac CT6 Belong To?
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    Andrew Liszewski and Kate Conger
    06-08-2017



    An anonymous tipster shared a photo of a Cadillac CT6, outfitted with autonomous driving sensors and scanners, which they spotted parked in Pittsburgh yesterday.

    Pittsburgh has become a hub of the self-driving tech scene because of its proximity to Carnegie Mellon University and its renowned robotics program, as well as the state’s relatively lax rules on autonomous vehicle testing. Uber and other major companies test their vehicles on Pittsburgh’s streets—but this car looks like something new.

    Here’s what we know: The Cadillac spotted by our tipster is kitted out with off-the-shelf lidar and cameras, and the car doesn’t sport any branding that might give away the identity of its owner. Cadillac’s parent company, General Motors, has been testing autonomous vehicles for a while now. But is this part of its fleet, or someone else’s autonomous ride?
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    Re: Who Does This Self-Driving Cadillac CT6 Belong To?

    If a self-driving car means having a rooftop monstrosity like that, forget it, the deal's off.

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    Re: Who Does This Self-Driving Cadillac CT6 Belong To?

    I don't think it's autonomous at all. Just Cadillac trying out a new mother-in-law transportation system

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    Re: Who Does This Self-Driving Cadillac CT6 Belong To?

    To me, if it were a 3rd party, with nothing to do with GM, testing their equipment then I'd think they'd use a cheaper car. Why spend over $50k for a vehicle when what you are testing has nothing to do with the specific vehicle? Expensive vehicle that will eat into your budget, money better spent on the self driving equipment and testing.

    So I'd tend to think it has something to do with GM.

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    Re: Who Does This Self-Driving Cadillac CT6 Belong To?

    Too bad the anonymous tipster didn't take a picture of the rear registration plate.

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    Re: Who Does This Self-Driving Cadillac CT6 Belong To?

    probably some supplier testing systems. GM system are waay out of the lab now..

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    Re: Who Does This Self-Driving Cadillac CT6 Belong To?

    Quote Originally Posted by BlackGTP View Post
    To me, if it were a 3rd party, with nothing to do with GM, testing their equipment then I'd think they'd use a cheaper car. Why spend over $50k for a vehicle when what you are testing has nothing to do with the specific vehicle? Expensive vehicle that will eat into your budget, money better spent on the self driving equipment and testing.

    So I'd tend to think it has something to do with GM.
    Do you think it may be related to Super Cruise? That seems a stretch to me, considering the clunky rooftop paraphernalia.. I can't imagine Super Cruise requiring anything remotely like that.

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    Re: Who Does This Self-Driving Cadillac CT6 Belong To?

    The lady with the small child standing behind it sure seems happy to be looking at it.

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    Re: Who Does This Self-Driving Cadillac CT6 Belong To?

    General Motors has collaborated with Carnegie-Mellon University for 17 years on autonomous driving technology. As mentioned in the Gizmodo article, GM renewed a five year partnership with CMU in December 2013.

    My guess is that CT6 belongs to CMU or the Robotics Institute at that university. The area where the CT6 was photographed is 2 miles away from CMU's main campus.
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    Re: Who Does This Self-Driving Cadillac CT6 Belong To?

    Product placement for the win, Alex.

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    Re: Who Does This Self-Driving Cadillac CT6 Belong To?

    Maybe someone was tired of waiting for SuperCruise.

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    Re: Who Does This Self-Driving Cadillac CT6 Belong To?

    Quote Originally Posted by bmwboy2007 View Post
    If a self-driving car means having a rooftop monstrosity like that, forget it, the deal's off.
    Actually there's a little guy up there driving. He drives it himself, therefore it's a Self Driving Caah. His name is probably Self, too.
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    Re: Who Does This Self-Driving Cadillac CT6 Belong To?

    Quote Originally Posted by BlackGTP View Post
    To me, if it were a 3rd party, with nothing to do with GM, testing their equipment then I'd think they'd use a cheaper car. Why spend over $50k for a vehicle when what you are testing has nothing to do with the specific vehicle? Expensive vehicle that will eat into your budget, money better spent on the self driving equipment and testing.

    So I'd tend to think it has something to do with GM.
    You honestly believe that a Cadillac CT6 costs Cadillac $50,000? Um-m-m-m.

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    Re: Who Does This Self-Driving Cadillac CT6 Belong To?

    Quote Originally Posted by MisterMe View Post
    You honestly believe that a Cadillac CT6 costs Cadillac $50,000? Um-m-m-m.
    No what he is saying is if that is NOT owned by GM they wouldn't use a Cadillac that they have to pay $50K for. As in someone other than GM would need to spend ~$50K to have that Cadillac for testing. He is saying that it is most likely owned by GM.
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    Re: Who Does This Self-Driving Cadillac CT6 Belong To?

    Quote Originally Posted by 04Colorado View Post
    The lady with the small child standing behind it sure seems happy to be looking at it.
    It looks like a painting on the side of a building to me.

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