In yet another demonstration of GM’s technological capability, Cadillac announced it is expanding the availability of Super Cruise to an additional 70,000 miles of compatible, divided highways in the United States and Canada. This expansion will bring the hands-free driver assistance feature available on more than 200,000 total miles of compatible highways by the fourth quarter of 2019.
To date, Super Cruise has been available on more than 130,000 miles of limited-access freeways. The expansion builds on Super Cruise’s unique 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.
Some of the divided highways added will include limited intersections and traffic control devices. In the cases of railway crossings, pedestrian crossings, stoplights or stop signs, Super Cruise will alert drivers to take back control of the vehicle. However, Cadillac cautions it remains important for drivers to stay engaged and vigilant at all times while Super Cruise is engaged.
Customers have travelled 2.5 million miles using Super Cruise since its launch. Super Cruise is currently available on the 2018 and 2019 model year Cadillac CT6 and will be available in North America on the 2020 model year CT6 later this year.
Super Cruise will be available on Cadillac’s all-new CT5 sedan next year.
To enable the expanded functionality, an enhancement to the Super Cruise system will be available to 2018 and 2019 model year Cadillac CT6 owners through their dealer.
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