There's no thread dedicated to an extremely important product for both Cadillac and, consequently, GM, the Omega platform: the platform, on which, Cadillac will hopefully begin its true resurgence into the arena of full-size ultra luxury.
I figured it'd be a good idea to have a thread, in which information and speculation can be posted. Everything from development to pertinent micro-developments of technologies.
For the sake of relevancy, I don't think product details pre-2011 are of any relevance.
With that in mind, we've been told the following:
- Regarding the V8 being an LT variant...
- Originally Posted by LinkedIn
Take the following with a grain of salt, as I can't (and won't) vouch for the veracity of these statements:
- Originally Posted by jd@GMAuthority
Feel free to add more, and I do hope I'm forgiven for the heavy quoting.
Now, some speculation.
From our very own:
LAIAS: Cadillac Urban Luxury Concept
Major carmakers in Detroit are also planning to integrate the technology into their vehicles by 2016, says Lance Evans, a director of business development at the company [Microvision]."We're looking to create enhanced vision systems," explained GM group lab manager Thomas Seder.Touchpad tech in Omega?Although the full windshield head-up system has not yet been chosen for a specific GM car, Seder says some of the supporting technologies could end up in GM vehicles in the near-term future.
Full LED headlights?Appearing at the Driverless Car Summit in Detroit yesterday, Gary Smyth, executive director of GM's North American Science laboratories--the company's R&D arm--said the "SuperCruise" function shown earlier this year would be something "we will be introducing in the near term."
Opel is currently the first car maker to road-test a fully integrated matrix light in prototypes.Hybrid offering?The new matrix light concept will be gradually rolled out across Opel’s car lines in the next few years
Speculative interior detailsWith GM’s longitudinal dual-mode hybrid technology presently tied to a long-in-the-tooth four-speed automatic, there are rumblings the system will be reconfigured with the upcoming eight-speed. Although it is unclear if a hybrid is planned for the first Omega product, the platform has been designed to accommodate the batteries and ancillary bits of GM’s gas-electric systems.
Originally Posted by jd@GMAuthority
Possible dimensionsOriginally Posted by Ciel Press Release