This fall, the 2018 Cadillac CT6 will debut GM’s all-new Super Cruise™, a system that marks the first instance of true hands-free highway driving in the auto industry. Super Cruise™ will utilize two driver assist systems, a driver attention system and precision LiDAR mapping data, to work with the CT6’s other driver assist technologies and deliver a comfortable, convenient vehicle for long-distance travel and commutes.
The hands-free mode will allow drivers to safely make phone calls, change the radio or adjust volume, and other tasks that force you to take your eyes away from the road. The CT6 will feature automatic lane-centering in addition to its other driver assist features, keeping you on track even when you have to glance away for a few seconds.
President of Cadillac, Johan de Nysschen, described Super Cruise™ as “uniquely focused on customer convenience and safety.” The chief engineer of Super Cruise™, Barry Walkup, says that they thought it important to keep the driver engaged while driving, which is what the driver attention system is for—it uses infrared to track the driver’s head position and guide his or her focus back to the road. If the driver is unresponsive for too long, the car will use its full suite of driver assist technologies to safely stop the car and contact OnStar for help.
For more information about the upcoming 2018 CT6 and Super Cruise™, call Sarant Cadillac today.