Super Cruise is capable of allowing semi-automated driving in GM models to come. Odds are that Cadillac would be the first brand to see this sort of thing. Some of the things that it offers are: hands-off lane following, and limited braking and speed control. The system is designed to work on freeways, in bumper-to-bumper traffic and on long road trips. Is it autopilot? No, but it’s as close as we’re going to get for the time being.
Popular Mechanics named Cadillac’s semi-autonomous driving technology as a recipient of their “Breakthrough Award,” which recognizes innovators and products capable of doing things we don’t quite understand. The fields of study that are recognized are generally technology, medicine, space exploration, automotive design, and brewing beer.
If you’d like to pick up a hard copy of PM issue featuring the award, it will be available on October 15th.