Super Cruise has been an anticipated technology for years but has come even closer to the limelight as rival companies introduce more advanced autonomous driving systems, namely, Tesla’s AutoPilot.
General Motors’ first foray into the autonomous arena will arrive with the 2017 Cadillac CT6, which will allow the car to act nearly autonomous on highways. Super Cruise will handle the steering, braking and acceleration in certain circumstances.
The system will use eye tracking technology and other creative ways to ensure the driver does not become completely detached from driving, but its use will be limited in stop-and-go traffic.
Super Cruise was originally planned to debut this year but has been pushed back until sometime in 2017. When pressed on when the technology will reach Cadillac, GM stated it will be released when it’s ready.
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