June 7, 2018—General Motors will offer hands-free highway driving capability on all of its Cadillac models beginning in 2020, according to a report from USA Today.
The system is dubbed Super Cruise, and is currently only available on the CT6 luxury sedan.It steers, brakes and accelerates a vehicle on the highway automatically, but an eye tracker ensures the driver is watching the road and is able to take over the steering wheel if necessary.
Other partially self-driving systems on the road include Tesla's Autopilot, which can steer, brake and accelerate on its own but requires the user to regularly touch the steering wheel.
Super Cruise uses technologies like light detection and ranging, or Lidar for short; high-precision GPS; the driver attention system and a network of camera and radar sensors, GM said. Super Cruise also requires that motorists maintain an active subscription to its OnStar in-car vehicle communication system with its ability to automatically summon emergency services in event of a crash. GM said it would start making the feature available on other vehicles after 2020.