General Motors will offer hands-free freeway driving capability on all of its Cadillac models beginning in 2020.
After 2020, Super Cruise will begin to appearn in other General Motors brands. Cadillac also plans to offer V2X communications in a high-volume crossover by 2023 and will expand the technology across Cadillac’s portfolio.
“The expansion of Super Cruise and V2X communications technology demonstrates Cadillac’s commitment to innovation, and to making customers’ lives better,” said Mark Reuss, GM executive vice-president of global product development, purchasing and supply chain. “GM is just as committed to ushering in a new era of personal transportation, and technologies like these will enable it.”
The Super Cruise driver assistance feature works by using precision LiDAR map data, GPS and a network of camera and radar sensors. It requires an active OnStar service plan with emergency services to function. Customers can drive hands-free on more than 130,000 miles of limited-access freeways in the U.S. and Canada.
Cadillac introduced vehicle-to-vehicle (V2V) communications on the CTS sedan in 2017. The V2X technology takes V2V to the next level and will allow vehicles to be notified of hazardous road conditions, traffic light statuses and changing work zones, thereby making driving safer, according to GM.