Cadillac will start offering a lightweight and semi-autonomous steering mode on all Cadillac models by 2020. The feature of Super Cruise system is already installed but is limited only to the CT6 sedan. General Motors also announced today that the Super Cruise system will reach other GM brands, such as Chevrolet, Buick, and GMC by 2020.
The Super Cruise was launched earlier this year and works only on the United State highway.
When active, Super Cruise controls both control and speed, but again, only on the high-speed expressways. This is done using onboard sensors and using GPS and map data. GM utilized a GM Venture portfolio launcher, Ushr, Inc, to display 160,000 Miles highways in the US and Canada. Further, the automaker used Super Cruise technology-equipped cars to test every kilometer.
Many people tried the Super Cruise system and found it simple and easy to use. It appears just like a random feature and doesn’t look like it is installed after manufacturing of the car.
Cadillac and General Motors are taking adequate time to deploy the system. However, it is inbuilt in CT6, which is a low volume car as an optional feature.
Cadillac’s Super Cruise is the answer to Tesla’s autopilot. The system comes with some advanced marketable pointers, with some major differences. Some of the differences are: Super Cruise works only on highways, various autonomous functions are missing that are found on autopilot such as direction signs-based path change and bringing the car out of the garage.
The system is likely to evolve and develop, and Super Cruise will affect future cars; and all this is expected to be more refined than the one available today.
General Motors revealed that it would be soon starting the production of Cruise Autonomous cars at Michigan plant. To gear up the plant for its assembly of Cruise AV, the automaker is investing over $100 Million in both Brownstone and Orion plants.