General Motors Super Cruise Autonomous Driving Technology
General Motors is developing a self-driving (also known as autonomous driving) vehicle technology called Super Cruise.
Features And Technology
Super Cruise uses cameras and other sensors to automatically steer and brake during highway driving. The technology is capable of full-speed range adaptive cruise control and lane centering.
- April 2013: General Motors announces it is developing an autonomous driving technology called Super Cruise.
- October 2013: Popular Mechanics recognizes Super Cruise, despite the technology not being on the market.
- 2014-2015: rumors suggest that GM is planning to launch Super Cruise in the 2016-2017 time frame on the Cadillac CT6 full-size prestige-luxury sedan and Cadillac CTS mid-size prestige-luxury sedan.
- August 2015: Cem Saraydar, Director of GM’s Electrical and Control Systems Research Lab explains that Super Cruise will differ from current semi-autonomous because it will allow drivers to fully take their hands off the wheel and feet off the pedals.
- June 2016: General Motors files an application to register “Super Cruise” as a trademark with the United States Patent and Trademark Office (USPTO).
- July 2016: General Motors comments on Super Cruise delay, says that it will be launched “when it is ready”
- August 2016: General Motors files a design trademark with the USPTO that could be the logo for Super Cruise.
When Super Cruise does launch, we expect it to first be an option on vehicles from GM’s prestige luxury division, Cadillac, before becoming available across other GM brands such as Buick, GMC, Chevrolet, Holden, Opel and Vauxhall. Another possibility is that Super Cruise will also be available in the all-new 2017 Chevrolet Bolt EV.
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