Cadillac’s newest car, the CT6, is loaded with all kinds of high-tech features.
In fact, it’s the most technologically advanced car Cadillac has ever made. But after spending some time with the 2017 Cadillac CT6 Platinum, which is the most expensive trim level, we found five tech features that really set the CT6 apart from the rest of the competition.
A 360 degree recording system lets you to film everything around the car when parked for extra security.
The CT6 is decked out with a lot of cameras, seven exterior cameras to be exact. Those video cameras are used to support different safety and convenience functions, like lane keeping assist and night vision.
But CT6 owners can also use four of those cameras as a built-in surveillance system.
For example, when the car is armed, cameras located in the front grille, trunk lid, and on both of the side mirrors will automatically begin filming if someone tampers with the car. This gives the owner a 360 degree view of everything happening around the car and provides solid evidence if someone causes damage or tries to break into the vehicle.
The Cadillac CT6 is currently the only car on the market that has this surround vision taping feature, though, it’s only available on luxury trim levels of the car.
The cameras also enable a fully digital rear-view mirror that streams everything behind you in real-time.
The rear camera mirror streams what is happening behind you in real-time to give you an unobstructed view of what is around you.
No other luxury car maker currently has this feature. But GM will include it on the upcoming Chevy Bolt, which is slated to go into production this month.
A HDMI port in the rear lets passengers connect a Google Chrome stick or Roku so that they can stream their favorite content straight from their smartphone or tablet.
Tucked away inside the middle armrest you will find a small HDMI port where you can plug in just about any media streaming device.
This might seem like a small thing, but surprisingly most automakers don’t offer this kind of port in their vehicles. Most entertainment systems in the backseat simply play DVDs.
In the CT6, you can simply plug in a Google Chromecast, a Roku, Amazon Fire TV Stick or even an Apple TV into the HDMI port and stream Netflix, Hulu, Youtube or whatever else you want directly from your smartphone or tablet to the retractable media screens. A USB port is located right next to the HDMI port so you can keep your streaming device powered.
And because the CT6 supports 4G LTE connectivity, you don’t have to worry about long loading times. You can also play DVDs or content stored on a thumb drive on the media screen, but who does that anymore?