Today, Cadillac announced Super Cruise will head to more than just the CT6 full-size sedan. Starting in 2020, the luxury division plans to bring the semi self-driving system to every model within its portfolio. Then, the system will expand to other General Motors brands.
But, in the announcement, Cadillac also shared plans for future V2X (vehicle-to-vehicle, vehicle-to-infrastructure) technology. In 2023, the brand will introduce the technology “in a high-volume crossover by 2023 and eventually expand the technology across Cadillac’s portfolio.” It’s possible the upcoming Cadillac XT6 full-size crossover could usher the technology in.
The XT6 will ride on GM’s extended C1 platform, making its proportions similar to the Chevrolet Traverse and Buick Enclave, which means we can expect four-cylinder and V6 engine options.
Cadillac has already dabbled in V2X technology with the current Cadillac CTS. The sedan comes standard with V2V (vehicle-to-vehicle) technology.
V2V technology essentially allows the vehicle to not only see what’s ahead before the driver but allows vehicles also equipped with V2V technology to communicate with each other. The technology is powered by a Dedicated Short-Range Communications (DSRC) and GPS, which can handle 1,000 messages per second from vehicles up to nearly 1,000 feet away, according to Cadillac. However, the tech only communicates with other cars equipped with V2V tech at the moment.