General Motors has delayed the introduction of its Super Cruise technology a handful of times, but it’s finally nearing a completion. During one of Cadillac’s latest ad spots, the “Pioneers” ad that debuted during the 89th Oscars, fine print spelled out when we’ll see the autonomous driving technology.
Not much is known about how the technology will actually be activated, but we can see a light strip embedded into the steering wheel, which will likely change colors based on the system’s readiness to activate. The video also shows the driver pressing a different steering wheel-mounted button to activate the system. After that, it’s a hands-free driving experience.
Super Cruise is slated to only work with highway driving and is reportedly not to be used on local roads. The system will also track the driver’s eye movement to ensure there isn’t a disconnect even when the car is driving itself. In fact, the car can even pull itself over if a series of alerts aren’t acknowledged by the driver should he or she, for example, fall asleep.
Cadillac President, Johan de Nysschen, has already told us the brand will always offer the choice to drive the vehicle and will steer clear of “transportation pods.” So, don’t worry about a 640 hp fully-autonomous CTS-V in the future.