Cadillac is known for raising the bar when it comes to innovative technologies – and it doesn’t look like this trend is going to stop any time soon. That’s why it comes as no surprise that the American luxury carmaker recently announced its plan to expand the rollout of Super Cruise™, the first true hands-free driver assistance feature for the freeway.
The Super Cruise technology will be available on each Cadillac model beginning in 2020. After 2020, this tech will also be offered in vehicles from other General Motors brands.
Super Cruise works through a combination of precision LiDAR map data, high-precision GPS, a state-of-the-art driver attention system, and a network of camera and radar sensors. It allows Cadillac drivers to drive hands-free on more than 130,000 miles of limited-access freeways in the United States and Canada.
Along with this hands-free system, Cadillac also has plans to offer V2X communications in a crossover that is set to be introduced in 2023. This V2X technology takes vehicle-to-vehicle (V2V) communications and expands it, incorporating the roadway infrastructure and other roadway users, including pedestrians and cyclists. Through this tech, your vehicle can pick up on hazardous road conditions, the status of traffic lights, and if there are any upcoming roadworks.
This V2X technology, once introduced, will then expand across Cadillac’s portfolio, just as the Super Cruise tech has done.
If you’d like to learn more about this incredible technology, come speak to our staff at Plaza Cadillac.