Remember when autonomous driving was a thing of the future? Well, that future is here. Today several manufacturers are making huge strides in the way of self-driving technology. One of those companies, of course, is Cadillac. The luxurious brand is debuting their Super Cruise feature in the new Cadillac CT6 sedan.
Super Cruise is not fully autonomous, but it’s still a remarkable new design, a pioneer in the way of autonomous driving. The feature is only to be usedinn highway settings when conditions are right—that means divided, limited-access highways.
Cadillac calls Super Cruise the first hands-free driving feature. Instead of using one’s hands to signal that one is alert, the steering wheel on the Cadillac CT6 features a camera mounted on the steering wheel that detects whether you’re paying attention.
Super Cruise works with a slew of cameras and sensors, as well as LiDAR mapping data of every highway in the U.S. and Canada. It won’t engage when conditions aren’t safe, like when the car is in a construction area. When the driver is on the highway and centered in the lane, they simply turn on Super Cruise and a green light appears on the wheel indicating that the car is in control.
There’s a long way to go before Cadillac can offer completely autonomous driving, but Super Cruise is a pretty exciting step. Don’t miss your chance to try out this engaging development with a test drive of the Cadillac CT6 at DeVoe Cadillac.