Cadillac’s New Super Cruise System
Cadillac has developed a new Super Cruise system for hands-free driving on the highway. This system is standard on the 2018 CT6 Platinum trim, but it will also soon be available on other trim levels.
According to Forbes, Super Cruise is “billed by Cadillac as the first true hands-free driving system for the highway, Super Cruise uses a system of cameras, radar, and sensors to steer itself on limited-access highways at speeds of up to 85 mph.”
Forbes contributor Jaclyn Trop took this vehicle for a test drive hands-free. She had to merge onto the freeway, but as soon as she was on the highway and in her lane, she could press the button to activate the Super Cruise and it drove along the highway for her. The Super Cruise cannot take exit ramps or change lanes, but it does allow you to drive hands-free on the highway.
“American drivers travel twice as many miles on urban and suburban highways as they do on rural roads,” said Barry Walkup, chief engineer of Cadillac Super Cruise™. “Super Cruise™ allows hands-free driving and operates only within the environment where it has the most benefit. While it is technically possible for the technology to drive hands-free on other kinds of streets and roads, we feel strongly that this targeted approach is the best to build consumer and regulatory confidence and enthusiasm for advanced mobility.”
The Cadillac Super Cruise system is a great step toward completely autonomous vehicles. This system isn’t completely autonomous, though, because the driver still has to keep their eyes on the road in case they have to take over.
According to Forbes, Cadillac has a driver attention system that monitors the driver’s face. The driver can look away for a few seconds, but then their gaze has to return to the road. If it doesn’t the Super Cruise system begins to shut down, and the car will eventually come to a stop.
Cadillac is paving the way for autonomous vehicles with its hands-free Super Cruise system. This means Cadillac vehicles just became even more sophisticated. Arnie Bauer is proud to be your Cadillac dealer in Matteson.
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