: Short Video of my Intellibeam / Auto High Beam Programming in Action



GTPprix
04-21-13, 10:45 PM
Many of you wanted to see the system in action so I decided to shoot a short video tonight, its a bit choppy due to being shot at night with me holding my phone and driving but you get the idea. It also shows how to turn the system on and off.

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=xPn-X-XHI_Y

pkadanec
04-22-13, 11:30 AM
and exactly how did you perform this customization?

GTPprix
04-22-13, 11:55 AM
I own a company that does one off custom software for GM vehicles.

Caddy Daddy.com
04-25-13, 11:17 PM
Are you saying that the sensor is already installed in our cars? Is this something that needs to be done only at your location? What does it cost for this? Thank you, DADDY

FormerBenz
04-29-13, 12:21 AM
Awesome! Please share the details as to how this can be done.... Are parts needed or is it just programming? How can those of us not in your area get this done? What's the cost? BTW, if this is just a software modification, really terrible on Cadillac's part for not enabling it in our cars...

pkadanec
04-29-13, 11:18 AM
GTPprix, would love to know if there are others that do this same type of work. A long way to come from SC!

GTPprix
04-29-13, 12:19 PM
No just me. If there is enough interest I could do a ship in service and program the part and ship it back. Assuming there was enough interest of course.

RockvilleXTS
04-29-13, 03:48 PM
If it works, doesn't mess anything else up and doesn't violate the warranty, this might be very popular. The absence of Auto High Beam is bemoaned by many in this forum. To have this done, a part of the has to be shipped to you and then returned? Or, we would need to drive to MI?

PasqualeB
04-30-13, 12:40 AM
If Cadillac puts out a software update, like they recently did, would it override the changes you programmed to the part?

GTPprix
04-30-13, 03:28 PM
Well the updates that have come out do not affect this module so I think we are in the clear there. This would require shipping a small module to me (thats pretty easy to remove!) and loss of your lane departure/collision avoidance during that period. I'm trying to find out about sponsorship but I havent been able to figure that out yet as everything I see just would show me as a supporting member?!? Theoretically this would work on the ATS as well pending testing.

RockvilleXTS
05-01-13, 09:21 AM
So, all the hardware is actually in the car, and it only needs the programming? Any idea why would GM not have included this from the launch of the XTS? I hope we are able to have this upgrade. I really miss this feature. Also hope someone else goes first . . . . :yup:

GTPprix
05-01-13, 09:49 AM
Correct. My guess is to have some new features to differentiate the 2014 this is very common for GM to do. I've been testing this in my car for over a month and it works great!! :)

1BadCadSTS
05-01-13, 09:49 AM
Pretty bad ass. Kudos man!

GTPprix
05-01-13, 01:04 PM
Pretty bad ass. Kudos man!

Thanks :)

RockvilleXTS
05-01-13, 04:09 PM
How expensive are these modules? I was thinking about buying a new one, sending it to you, and then putting it in when you return it, if you decided to offer these reprogramming services. Then, if anything gets funky, I could always put the old one back in and not raise the eyebrows at the dealership. :-)

GTPprix
05-01-13, 08:39 PM
How expensive are these modules? I was thinking about buying a new one, sending it to you, and then putting it in when you return it, if you decided to offer these reprogramming services. Then, if anything gets funky, I could always put the old one back in and not raise the eyebrows at the dealership. :-)

Not cheap unfortunately. The good news is its invisible to the dealership (assuming you turn it off LOL) as all the calibration data will match stock; not my first rodeo hehe :D

RockvilleXTS
05-02-13, 11:42 PM
I definitely want to be counted in when this is available. Another question. (sorry!) On page 6-3 of the XTS Owner's Manual, it states: "This feature can be turned on or off or the sensitivity can be changed in vehicle personalization. See Vehicle Personalization on page 5‑44." Does your programming enable this selection in vehicle personalization?

PasqualeB
05-03-13, 12:54 AM
You said while the module is out of the vehicle, the loss of lane departure/collision avoidance, which is part of the Driver Awareness Grp, would be affected. Are their additional feature loss with an XTS equipped with the Driver Assist Package?

GTPprix
05-03-13, 10:33 AM
I definitely want to be counted in when this is available. Another question. (sorry!) On page 6-3 of the XTS Owner's Manual, it states: "This feature can be turned on or off or the sensitivity can be changed in vehicle personalization. See Vehicle Personalization on page 5‑44." Does your programming enable this selection in vehicle personalization?

No, as far as I can tell that original calibration was for Euro/Middle east export vehicles that have a different system. Hence why you also see the rear fogs in the manual as well.


You said while
the module is out of the vehicle, the loss of lane departure/collision avoidance, which is part of the Driver Awareness Grp, would be affected. Are their additional feature loss with an XTS equipped with the Driver Assist Package?

It's obviously only temporary HOWEVER this solution is only for the cars without the Driver Assist Package currently, if someone with that package wants to beta test with me thats perfectly fine i just dont have one here myself to test with.

RockvilleXTS
05-03-13, 03:02 PM
Damn. I have the Driver Assist Package. I guess that leaves me out. What's involved with beta testing, especially from a distance?

GTPprix
05-03-13, 04:53 PM
Shipping in a module and testing it in your car. Very low risk just don't have a car here with it unfortunately :(

RockvilleXTS
05-04-13, 12:00 PM
I'd do it, as long as it's a separate module in case things don't work as expected. Then I can just swap the original back in.

FormerBenz
05-04-13, 10:42 PM
So, GTPprix, where is the module located? And, when will you start offering the service? Any reason you're not offering it yet? Really looking forward to shipping you my module :yup:

dbeyda
05-05-13, 02:48 AM
I am interested as well. Direct contact is dmbeyda@yahoo.com. I started post on this issue.

GTPprix
05-07-13, 01:13 PM
So, GTPprix, where is the module located? And, when will you start offering the service? Any reason you're not offering it yet? Really looking forward to shipping you my module :yup:

No reason; its available right now :) Problem is I cant figure out how to become a sponsor LOL It looks like you can pay to be a premium user (where I saw a reference to sponsorship) but no place there to sponsor. Anyhow the module is attached to the windshield just to the rigth of the center of the inside rear view mirror.

FormerBenz
05-09-13, 10:30 PM
GTPprix: I have the driver assist package and would be glad to send you my module for testing. Out of curiosity, why do you need to be a sponsor in order to provide a service? How much do you charge for the programming service? Once you program the module, will the menu options appear or does something in the car have to be programmed as well? Thanks!

FormerBenz
05-15-13, 12:44 AM
Hi GTPprix, just wanted to be sure you saw my question.... Very anxious to have this done. Thank you.

GTPprix
05-15-13, 11:48 AM
No I saw it, i've tried to PM you a few times but your box is full.

cadillacricket
05-16-13, 06:38 PM
See, I knew I was messing up by not keeping track of this forum! Would've saved me from having a little egg on my face! Oops.

So let me know if we can reprogram this 2013 XTS4 w/driver assist to have intellibeam, and how much you'd charge..

wthomas33
05-16-13, 06:55 PM
Cricket,

Go to www.whiteautoandmedia.com and you find the answers you are seeking.

cadillacricket
05-16-13, 11:43 PM
Cricket,

Go to www.whiteautoandmedia.com and you find the answers you are seeking.

Thank you very much for the answer!!

And my apologies to you all (and to my customer who is most likely reading this thread as well) on behalf of Cadillac for this ridiculous turn if events.

Anybody got any guesses as to why in the world Cadillac would have made the decision to do this (put the option into the car and then disable it)? Is there maybe something flawed with the software or something?

Tom E.
04-21-14, 09:51 PM
So has anyone actually used the service mentioned here to program the module to activate intellibeam on the 2013 XTS. I am definitely interested but I have only seen one person claiming to have used this service. I would of thought there would be many XTS owners jumping at the opportunity to get this feature to work.

GTPprix
05-02-14, 08:04 PM
So has anyone actually used the service mentioned here to program the module to activate intellibeam on the 2013 XTS. I am definitely interested but I have only seen one person claiming to have used this service. I would of thought there would be many XTS owners jumping at the opportunity to get this feature to work.

We've done quite a few of them although primarily for dealerships.


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Tom E.
05-04-14, 08:46 PM
Are you saying that Cadillac dealerships hired you to program intellibeam on their 2013 XTS's? I called Cadillac customer care and they stated their is no fix for the intellibeam feature on the 2013 XTS

GTPprix
05-04-14, 09:16 PM
Are you saying that Cadillac dealerships hired you to program intellibeam on their 2013 XTS's? I called Cadillac customer care and they stated their is no fix for the intellibeam feature on the 2013 XTS

We have done them for dealerships where people bought 13's saw it in the manual and were pissed it didn't have it, in the name of customer satisfaction :)

RockvilleXTS
05-07-14, 08:44 PM
We have done them for dealerships where people bought 13's saw it in the manual and were pissed it didn't have it, in the name of customer satisfaction :) Were these for all 2013's, or just the ones without Driver Assist option? Apparently, the Driver Assist option is different.

thedead
08-24-14, 10:48 PM
Are you able to do these on the ATS? The P/N of the device behind my mirror is 22959663 and I have drivers assist.

buzz
06-04-16, 05:42 PM
Sorry, but this just sounds a bit fishy. I hope I am wrong, because as a current owner of a 2013 XTS4 Premium, without the feature I so loved on my previous STS, I would love to pay to have this done to my car.

Unfortunately, I watched the video of the instrument panel on what appears to be an XTS. What I wanted to see was out the windshield of this car as it actually operated in traffic. It is very easy to doctor a video of a speedometer; however not impossible, but much more difficult to do the same with active images through a windshield especially one with actions going on in traffic including shadows, reflections in the windshield, etc.

I hope my skepticism is absolutely unwarranted, and this is indeed a real thing.

GTPprix
06-05-16, 10:46 AM
Sorry, but this just sounds a bit fishy. I hope I am wrong, because as a current owner of a 2013 XTS4 Premium, without the feature I so loved on my previous STS, I would love to pay to have this done to my car.

Unfortunately, I watched the video of the instrument panel on what appears to be an XTS. What I wanted to see was out the windshield of this car as it actually operated in traffic. It is very easy to doctor a video of a speedometer; however not impossible, but much more difficult to do the same with active images through a windshield especially one with actions going on in traffic including shadows, reflections in the windshield, etc.

I hope my skepticism is absolutely unwarranted, and this is indeed a real thing.

Probably because you know... I didn't want to crash the car? I had to rest the phone some where and yes it's the real thing. I'd say look at our other videos this one is pretty basic as far as our products go.

buzz
06-05-16, 10:08 PM
Probably because you know... I didn't want to crash the car? I had to rest the phone some where and yes it's the real thing. I'd say look at our other videos this one is pretty basic as far as our products go.

Okay, and please forgive me if I am skeptical, but when I visited your website it appeared nobody was home. Please reply to this message and provide me a quote to have this done to my 2013 XTS. If you wish, you can private message me. Thanks in advance for your help...

GTPprix
06-05-16, 10:15 PM
Okay, and please forgive me if I am skeptical, but when I visited your website it appeared nobody was home. Please reply to this message and provide me a quote to have this done to my 2013 XTS. If you wish, you can private message me. Thanks in advance for your help...

As stated on the site we are closed until the 11th, at which time all cart functionality will be returned including pricing etc. I was referring to looking at our other videos on youtube.

buzz
06-06-16, 09:51 PM
As stated on the site we are closed until the 11th, at which time all cart functionality will be returned including pricing etc. I was referring to looking at our other videos on youtube.

Okay, I can wait another week...

Bulletbling
07-14-16, 11:49 PM
I'd love to have this done on my 2013 ATS with premium package and no driver assist. I will be seeing if my dealership can do this under warranty since the feature is stated in the manual. Who would they talk to and/or how would I get it done? Price?

Thanks.

ccclarke
07-15-16, 12:15 AM
Regardless of what is stated in the Owner's Manual, your Build Sheet (and RPO sticker) determine the options included in your vehicle at the time of assembly.

Warranty work has nothing to do with wish work, --that is, GM is not obligated in any way to retroactively improve the functionality of an automobile you accepted as-is when you signed for it.

--Note the Assembly Section in the back of Cadillac sales brochures contain the phrase:

"Since some options may be unavailable when your vehicle is assembled, we suggest that you verify that your vehicle includes the equipment you ordered or, if there are changes, that they are acceptable to you."

In other words, caveat emptor. Based on the date of the posts in this thread, it sounds like the vendor had a few dealerships perform goodwill repairs to new (2013) XTS's close to the time of sale.

If Cadillac set a precedent and paid for a modification to your (three year-old) car, they could be in the hook to provide options that were subsequently added to the rest of many of our vehicles assembled early in their production runs. (My XTS missed out on the Driver Assistance Package --standard on the Platinum trim by three months.)

If you want the Intellibeam feature, chances are you'll have to pay GM or an aftermarket vendor to get it --as I will eventually do, --if it's even available for your ATS.

The vendor's website only lists the 2013 XTS without the Driver Assistance Package as being eligible for this upgrade at this time.

CC

buzz
07-15-16, 06:50 PM
I'd love to have this done on my 2013 ATS with premium package and no driver assist. I will be seeing if my dealership can do this under warranty since the feature is stated in the manual. Who would they talk to and/or how would I get it done? Price?

Thanks.

Visit their website. The current price to reprogram the module is $124.99 for the XTS. I am considering it, but have not pulled the plug as yet, mostly because it requires removal of the module and shipping to their facility. As far as the ATS, I'm not sure if the same rules apply.

buzz
08-28-16, 10:11 PM
Still thinking on this. Haven't purchased yet...