Cadillac’s Super Cruise is currently available on the CT6 sedan.
By the end of the year, Super Cruise will support over 200,000 miles of compatible highway for drivers in the United States and Canada. On Wednesday, the company announced it would expand its network by an additional 70,000 miles of divided highways, including more interstate coverage.
Cadillac’s Super Cruise system is a somewhat autonomous driving system. It combines a variety of technical elements to allow the car to operate largely without the driver’s involvement. According to Cadillac, “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.”
Cadillac says its customers have traveled over 2.5 million miles since the company launched Super Cruise.
New feature: Dynamic Lane Offset
One update makes Super Cruise activation easier for the driver, and adds dynamic lane offset. This assists the vehicle with Super Cruise to slightly adjust its position while its in a lane. The aim is to make the car a bit more comfortable to operate when passing large vehicles. Another addition is gauge cluster messaging. The system will alert the driver as soon as Super Cruise becomes unavailable in certain situations. For instance, it will alert the driver and disengage if it reaches an area that is not supported.
Cadillac goes on to say, “Some of the divided highways added will include limited intersections and traffic control devices. In the cases of railroad crossings, pedestrian crossings, stoplights or stop signs, Super Cruise will alert drivers to take back control of the vehicle.”
2018 and 2019 Cadillac CT6 owners have access to the expanded system at the end of 2019. Beyond that, the system will be available on the all-new Cadillac CT5 and 2020 CT6 next year.