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September 27, 2013 | By Jerry Hirsch
Subarus, Cadillacs and Volvos earned top marks in a first-of-its-kind crash test of models equipped with systems to help drivers avoid rear-end collisions. The tests, conducted by the Insurance Institute for Highway Safety, rate so-called active safety systems that warn drivers of impending impact and, in some models, automatically hit the brakes. The systems rely on radar, cameras and lasers to measure the distance from other vehicles or fixed objects, and they're considered an early step toward self-driving vehicles.
September 14, 2013 | By Sheri Linden
American culture was more than a fascination for Jean-Pierre Melville; it was a defining component of the French director's persona and life's work. There was the surname he adopted, the Stetson hats he favored, the Cadillac he piloted through the streets of Paris. Above all, there was the hard-boiled sensibility of gangster movies from the 1930s and '40s, an attitude he polished into a new cinematic minimalism, bone-cold and bittersweet. Melville got to exercise his vision stateside only twice.
July 30, 2013 | By Michael Muskal
Three children and one adult were injured on Tuesday when two vehicles collided, pushing one into a day-care center east of downtown Kansas City, Mo., authorities said. Police and fire officials rushed to the scene at Christian Academy Child Care. Three children and the driver of one of the cars were taken to a hospital for treatment, a police spokeswoman said by email. The accident happened before 1 p.m. and involved two vehicles, a Cadillac and a Range Rover, police said. The cars collided and the Cadillac was pushed into the day-care facility at Askew Avenue and 27th Street.
July 7, 2013 | Times Staff and Wire Reports
Charles Carr, who was just 18 and a college freshman when he drove country music legend Hank Williams on his final journey more than 60 years ago, died July 1 after a brief illness. He was 79. His death was confirmed by Beth Petty, director of the Hank Williams Museum in Montgomery, Ala. "When he was younger, he didn't have an interest in being defined by that moment in his life," said his son, Charles "Lands" Carr. But after the museum embraced the elder Carr later in life, he became more comfortable talking about the last days of Williams, who died during the car trip at 29. The elder Carr was a friend of the Williams family and found himself behind the wheel after the singer hired him to drive him from Montgomery to a New Year's Eve show in Charleston, W.Va., and then to another concert scheduled for Jan. 1, 1953, in Canton, Ohio.
May 23, 2013 | By Ronald D. White
General Motors says it is recalling 18,871 model year 2013 Cadillac SRX luxury crossovers in the U.S. equipped with 18-inch rims to prevent a problem in which the wheel nuts might loosen. If the wheel nuts are loosened, it could result in a loss of control of the vehicle and increase the likelihood of an accident. GM says it has received no reports of crashes or injuries related to the problem and hasn't heard of any cases in which wheels have separated from the vehicles. In addition to the 18,871 SRX crossovers being recalled in the U.S., there are another 913 vehicles in Canada that have the same problem, GM said.
May 7, 2013 | By Ronald D. White
The Chinese appetite for luxury automotive brands, including Cadillac, has become so great that General Motors has won government permission to build a $1.3-billion factory near Shanghai, the automaker confirmed Tuesday. The Chinese National Development and Reform Commission signed off on the plant, which will be located in Shanghai's Jinqiao district, GM said in a statement. Construction is to begin in June. GM said the planned production capacity for the factory is 150,000 vehicles.
April 3, 2013 | By Jay Jones, This post has been corrected. See note at the bottom for details.
A century of Cadillac production will be showcased during a car show April 13-14 in Las Vegas . “ Cadillac Through the Years ” will be held at the Town Square shopping center , 6605 Las Vegas Blvd S. It will feature more than 100 classic Cadillacs, including a 1903 Runabout built during the first year of production. The beauties from Michigan include a 1940 Series 75 Fleetwood owned by billionaire Howard Hughes and a 1948 Series 62 Saoutchik Cabriolet, one of only two ever produced and valued at $3 million.
March 27, 2013 | By Jerry Hirsch
In a series of vehicle debuts at the New York Auto Show on Wednesday, General Motors moved to shore up several product lines with new or updated models - including announcing the return of its storied Camaro Z/28 muscle car. The automaker showed off how it was updating its entire Camaro line to improve aerodynamics, unveiled a redesigned Cadillac CTS sedan, refreshed versions of Buick's Buick LaCrosse and Regal models. "Product cycles are getting shorter across the entire industry, so everyone needs to keep up with the pace,” said Jessica Caldwell, an analyst with auto information company
March 27, 2013 | By Jerry Hirsch, Los Angeles Times
A decade after Cadillac first moved to ditch its image as stodgy purveyor of land yachts, General Motors Co.'s luxury brand is now poised to take on the world. It has long overshadowed Lincoln, its domestic luxury rival. Now Cadillac wants to crack into the premium market dominated by German heavyweights BMW and Mercedes-Benz. Key to that strategy is Cadillac's introduction Tuesday of a sleeker, more powerful CTS sedan at the New York International Auto Show, a move to better match up its lineup with the Germans.
March 25, 2013 | KTLA News
The driver of a Cadillac apparently lost his brakes after he left his steep driveway, flying down a hill and landing on the roof of a home, Glendale police said. The car crossed a yard and went airborne, coming to rest in the 400 block of Audraine Drive in the Glendale hills on Saturday evening. The Glendale Fire Department had to call in a crane to remove the vehicle from the home, but no one was seriously hurt. An 80-year old man was in his bedroom below. Authorities said he was startled, but otherwise fine.
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