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'Super Cruise' self-driving car tech will come to all Cadillac models beginning in 2020

By Polycount ยท 5 replies
Jun 6, 2018
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  1. If you thought companies like Uber, Tesla, and Waymo were the only ones interested in the future of self-driving car technology, think again.

    According to TechCrunch, Cadillac is planning to expand their "Super Cruise" semi-autonomous driving tech -- which is currently only available in the company's CT6 sedan -- to "every Cadillac" model in their repertoire.

    If that sounds like an ambitious plan, it gets better: Cadillac wants to accomplish this goal during 2020.

    For the unaware, Super Cruise is a form of self-driving tech that functions pretty similarly to Tesla's Autopilot system. When engaged, Super Cruise can control a given vehicle's steering and speed, but only on highways.

    At any rate, Cadillac isn't the only car company who plans to take further advantage of Super Cruise. Other General Motors (GM) brands, such as GMC, Buick, and Chevy, hope to make use of the tech in their vehicle lineups sometime after 2020, though specifics are vague at the moment.

    GM's approach to autonomous car tech is more conservative than what we've recently seen from other companies working on similar tech. It's clear that, for the time being, GM isn't interested in pushing for fully-autonomous driving in their mass-market vehicles.

    However, 2020 is still quite a ways off, so it's possible that Super Cruise could receive some pretty significant feature additions during the next couple of years.

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  2. Jeff Re

    Jeff Re TS Addict Posts: 131   +100

    Is there any reason (collision avoidance notwithstanding) to have a car steer itself other than to allow the driver to do something stupid like text or dig around in the glove compartment?
     
  3. Evernessince

    Evernessince TS Evangelist Posts: 3,539   +2,853

    In the future, yes. Once cars become driverless, the number of car related deaths per capita will decrease. Things like drunk driving and texting while driving are completely eliminated.
     
  4. Jeff Re

    Jeff Re TS Addict Posts: 131   +100

    Self-driving cars is a different thing altogether. This trend is not true self-driving cars. That' the problem.
     
  5. cliffordcooley

    cliffordcooley TS Guardian Fighter Posts: 11,208   +4,873

    Finally the naming scheme that it should have been all along.
     
  6. I hope you are correct, but when these things involve software, well we all know how smoothly that stuff works :)
     

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