Cem Saraydar is the Director of the Electrical and Control Systems Research Lab for General Motors. He talks with John McElroy about the company’s Super Cruise feature, which will debut on the 2017 Cadillac CT6 flagship sedan. Saraydar tells Autoline that, unlike luxury competitors, drivers will not have to keep their hands on the steering wheel while driving autonomously.
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Driving, riding, roads and of course cars themselves have all been immortalized by writers, composers and musicians around the world. Auto Tune is our way to spotlight a unique transportation song to celebrate these “ridden” gems along with the artists or composers who crafted them. Some you may know, many we’re sure you don’t.
The late ‘60s wasn’t exactly a blast for the Beach Boys. Their biggest rival, The Beatles, had released undoubtedly their best work and surpassed the group in both sales and critical approval. And if that weren’t enough there was the whole brother Brian issue. You all know the story, Brian Wilson, the leader of the band and resident musical genius, dabbled with LSD which ended up with a very bad trip that began in 1967 and has lasted pretty much to this day.
With Brian lightly contributing to the post-SMILE output, the rest of the band had to step up if they were going to continue as The Beach Boys. And they did. Mike Love revisited familiar ground with the hit “Do It Again”; Dennis Wilson – the original Beach Boy – created the achingly-beautiful “Forever”; And new band member Bruce Johnston wrote the sweet paean to his Orange Country youth in “Disney Girls.” But the youngest Wilson brother Carl also wrote several songs over this period. Teamed with band manager Jack Rieley, their first effort is the week’s Auto Tune.
I’ve always considered “Long Promised Road” a catchy, very hopeful song. Some have even described it as life affirming thanks to, especially, its chorus. Please take a listen to Carl Wilson’s beautiful contribution to the underrated album “Surf’s Up.”
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If you want to know how to avoid a stretch of highway that’s about to slow to a crawl, INRIX can tell you. It uses data from connected cars and predictive technologies to gauge the flow of traffic, and now it will begin to use those same resources to help drivers find parking spots. Mark Pendergrast is the Director of Product Management for INRIX, and he explains how the company’s new On-Street Parking technology works as well as which automaker will be the first to integrate it into its products.