Spy Shots Indicate 2019 Cadillac XT4 Will Feature Super Cruise Self-Driving Technology12
Cadillac is just now rolling out its first production vehicle equipped with Super Cruise semi self-driving technology, but Cadillac’s follow-up act isn’t far behind.
New spy shots show the 2019 Cadillac XT4 still covered in camouflage, but this time, we can see sensors that correspond to Super Cruise technology. Notably, the front grille and rearview mirror house them. Cadillac pegs Super Cruise as the industry’s first true hands-free driving technology for the highway. The system does not work on side streets or local roads—only on divided highways with on- and off-ramps.
Other than the addition of Super Cruise, there’s not much else to report about the crossover and many of its specifics remain unknown. We know the crossover is likely riding on GM’s E2 platform, which underpins the Chevrolet Malibu and Buick Regal. Cadillac previously said to expect new and efficient engines with the XT4 as well. We’ve also spied the XT4 with what appears to be a plug-in port, which means a plug-in hybrid variant is all but confirmed.
Super Cruise is a $5,000 option on the CT6 Premium Luxury trim, which means a $71,300 2018 CT6 is the least expensive way to gain the semi-autonomous system. Super Cruise is standard on the CT6 Platinum trim. We’ll likely see the system standard on the XT4 Platinum trim as well.
Spy Shots: Motor1
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These new Cadillacs will get on the right road
Getting on the right road is our responsibility. To engage, you must be centered in your lane. 99% of the technology has been in cars for almost 10 years now. For expressways, and limited access roads, it should be fine. However the part that I really find alarming, is the stopping in the center of the road.
I personally know of more than one person, not stopped, yet was Rammed by a tractor trailer driver who was not paying attention, and came upon the car at a high rate of speed.
My wife last week was driving on the NYS Thruway at night with a friend, and a tractor trailer was coming into her lane at a high rate of speed from behind, Had she not gone onto the shoulder to let this guy by, she would have been a fatality.
As the truck continued weaving across the lanes.
Super Cruise will not be a safe option unless it eliminates that portion of it and a couple others.
This post is ridiculous. Unless you see a Super Cruise steering wheel, there’s no way to know if the vehicle is equipped with it or not. None of the *visible* sensors for Super Cruise look any different than the ones found on other Cadillacs. The ones that ARE unique are not visible.
Sensors or no, Stopping the car in the center of a busy road, has to be designed, by an idiot.
To my knowledge, it does not stop in the center of the road, it automatically pulls over and stops on the emergency lane while flashing its hazard lights…
Wrong! According to all the GM training, It stops in the Center of the lane, it does not pull over to the shoulder, which it could do, but it doesn’t.
Turns on the flashers after first slowing down, so you get hit from going too slow on a limited access highway, or stopping in the road.
Some over tired Truck driver is going to come over a rise and demolish that car.
Had to be designed by personal injury lawyers.
Let’s see, Congress is made up of lawyers, no wonder they want it.
The car doesn’t pull over because the technology doesn’t exist to allow it to. No system currently available can detect debris – usually found on the shoulder.
Also, if you’re in the center lane of a 7 lane highway, what’s it supposed to do? Just whip over three lanes with no human supervisor? Again, no car currently available can do this.
The technology does exist, GM just does not want to take advantage of it. In its present form, it is not ready for Prime Time.
The company that supplies the driver monitoring eye tracking tech (Seeing Machines) have 8 follow on orders from the CT6 so you are going to see Super Cruise rolled out real quick across all GM brands.
Unless they bribe the Gov. of NY we will not see it here.
Does not sound good. Although is seems like progress, this will never be able to replace the human brain. Unless we have a signal of so kind built into the road for the vehicle to follow. No matter what, we will not be able to control all other vehicles around us. Unless they have the same type of equipment.
In 1959 GM had the technology to do all the same things as this new system and actully better, but it was the States that protested because it would effectively eliminate their main revenue producers, speeding tickets. I havebeen waiting for them to try again.