Super Cruise Technology
Cadillac has officially announced that its semi-autonomous driving system, called Super Cruise, will finally make its debut on the 2018 Cadillac CT6. Initially, Cadillac’s Super Cruise was supposed to arrive for the 2016 model year, but Cadillac delayed it to work out a few issues.
The technology is described as “the industry’s first true hands-free driving technology for the highway.” To make sure the technology stays safe, it uses two advanced systems, one keeping the driver attentive and the other operating using precise LiDAR map data.
To keep the car on the road, Cadillac engineers carefully mapped every mile of limited-access highways in both the United States and Canada.
Where Super Cruise Can Be Used
Super Cruise can be activated on highways that do not include stop lights, cross traffic, or pedestrians. While the driver does not have to keep his or her hands on the wheel, they still need to pay attention to the road. The system will use infrared lights to track the driver’s head position and if the driver turns away from the road for too long, say, looking for a dropped object on the floor, the car will warn the driver to pay attention. If the driver does not respond to multiple warnings, the car will pull itself over.
Are you looking forward to the Super Cruise technology? When the 2018 Cadillac CT6 arrives at Bradshaw Cadillac next year, you can stop by to see the technology in action.