The 2020 Cadillac CT5 will be the second vehicle from the brand to include the Super Cruise semi-autonomous driving system. In the brand’s official release, Cadillac said the technology will be available in the 2020 calendar year on select models.
The 2020 Cadillac CT5 follows the CT6 sedan as the second vehicle that will offer the hands-free driving system for use on mapped highways and freeways. The system cannot be used on city streets or local roads. The brand reiterated that Super Cruise can be enabled on 130,000 miles of U.S. and Canadian limited-access freeways.
Cadillac’s system works with an array of cameras, lidar, map data, radar, and precision GPS to operate the system. The brand continues to pitch Super Cruise as the only true hands-free driving system on the market. However, drivers must continue to pay attention to the road. If a camera detects the driver is not paying attention, it will sound audible alerts and display messages to tell the driver he or she must retake control of the vehicle.
If the driver is not responsive, Super Cruise has the ability to pull the car onto the shoulder, come to a stop, and contact OnStar for emergency services.
Super Cruise joins a roster of technology and active safety equipment the 2020 CT5 will offer. Features include automatic emergency braking, forward collision alert, a safety alert seat, side blind zone alert, and more.
Cadillac plans to equip every vehicle it sells with Super Cruise beginning next year. We’ll likely see the 2020 Escalade also feature the technology before it comes to the XT4, XT5, and XT6 crossovers. Eventually, GM plans to spread the technology to other brands.