General Motors Opens New Active Safety Test Area in Michigan

2015 Cadillac CTSGeneral Motors offers 22 active safety technologies, and it now has one location to test them all. GM’s new Active Safety Test Area (ASTA) opened on July 24th near the automaker’s Milford Proving Ground in Michigan.

The $14 million safety testing facility is sprawled across 52 acres and will enable GM’s engineers to test current active safety features, develop new technologies, and even further the testing of vehicle-to-vehicle (V2V) communications, which are expected to be introduced as standard in the 2017 Cadillac CTS.

Features tested in the facilities include Front Pedestrian Braking, Night Vision, Curb View Camera, and 19 others.

“Our comprehensive safety strategy of helping customers before, during and after a crash continues,” said Jeff Boyer, vice president of Global Vehicle Safety for General Motors. “GM historically has been a leader in the development and testing of safety technologies, and applying our deep knowledge and expertise to prevent crashes from happening in the first place.”

The new ASTA facilities are another sign of GM’s commitment to keep customers and its safety at the center of its mission to provide quality transportation around the world.