Cadillac Takes the “Super Cruise” On the Streets [Video]
The new test phase is set to further evaluate the capabilities of the new system by testing it in more challenging driving situations and different environments.
“As we continually upgrade Super Cruise’s enabling technologies, it is important to expose the updated system to different environments,” said Jeremy Salinger, R&D manager for Super Cruise. “The best way to achieve reliable performance is to gather as much data as possible in the conditions our customers will experience.”
The Super Cruise system uses a combination of a fusion radar, ultrasonic sensors, cameras and GPS maps that allows semi-automatic driving capabilities, including hands-off lane following, braking and speed control under certain conditions. Designed to be useful on freeways, bumper-to-bumper traffic and long road trips, the driver’s attention will still be required. For example, if there are no lane markings, the system will warn the driver to resume to manual driving.
Cadillac’s current vehicles can already be equipped with these sort of innovative safety features, like the Driver Awareness, Driver Assist and Safety Alert Seat systems.