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AutoComplete: Land Rover's Project Hero uses a drone for disaster responsePlus: Cadillac introduces V2V tech, and Subaru recalls the 2017 Impreza.
Here's what's making news on Road Show. Land Rover wants to use drones to help disaster response. The automaker used a discovery SUV to build project hero for the Austrian Red Cross in testing new disaster response plans. The roof mounted drone can land even when the disco is in motion, thanks to a magnetic retention system. The car itself if loaded with extra work space, radio equipment, and power ports galore. Given Land Rover's built in off road capabilities, it's a good platform for this type of work. Cadillac will offer standard vehicle to vehicle communication, starting with the 2017 and a half CTS sedan which is currently in production. It will use dedicated short range communications to alert other CTS of trouble on the road ahead up to 1000 feet away. It can warn drivers about hard braking or slippery pavement ahead, and can even alert other vehicles if it gets in a collision. Subaru issued a recall for 26,564 examples of the 2017 Impreza sedan and hatchback for an issue with the backup camera. In certain situations the camera display could go blank or even freeze the entire infotainment system which could increase the risk of an injury or collision. The recalled vehicles will require a software refresh to get things working properly which should take about an hour at a dealership.