The beginning of the era of autonomous vehicles is here. Cadillac recently launched the latest model of the Cadillac CT6 for the 2018 model year, and it comes with what the brand is referring to as the new Super Cruise technology. The new technology brings the autonomous driving features we’ve been hearing about for years to life by allowing drivers to take their hands off the wheel on major U.S. highways.
The semi-autonomous Super Cruise feature works by what Cadillac is calling LiDAR (light detection and ranging) map data. The technology uses sensors to detect light and the distance between the vehicle and other objects to drive by itself, in addition to following GPS map data for highways in over 16 U.S. states, including Washington D.C.
However, just because the Super Cruise feature is semi-autonomous doesn’t mean you can kick back and take a snooze. The system can also tell if you’re spacing out or not paying attention and will alert you to events happening on the road. In fact, the Super Cruise tech can even stop the car if it senses that the driver has left their seat.
Super Cruise technology from Cadillac is an additional cost on top of the vehicle’s base price, but it is the next step towards an innovative future in which autonomous driving becomes more available to mainstream audiences.
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