Cadillac says its hands-free Super Cruise system will ultimately find its way to all Cadillac vehicles by 2020. The semi-autonomous feature first debuted last year on high-end trim levels of the Cadillac CT6 sedan. GM is also confirming Super Cruise will find its way to non-Cadillac products after 2020, while Cadillac will rollout V2X communication on a new crossover in 2023.
Mark Reuss, GM executive vice president of Global Product Development, Purchasing and Supply Chain, announced these plans at the Intelligent Transportation Society’s annual conference in Detroit Wednesday.
“The expansion of Super Cruise and V2X communications technology demonstrates Cadillac’s commitment to innovation, and to making customers’ lives better,” Reuss said. “GM is just as committed to ushering in a new era of personal transportation, and technologies like these will enable it.”
The Super Cruise system leverages a LiDAR mapping database and converges it with onboard sensors, GPS and camera information to allow the vehicle to drive hands-free on limited-access freeways.
Cadillac introduced vehicle-to-vehicle (V2V) communications on the CTS sedan in 2017, which uses Dedicated Short-Range Communications (DSRC) technology. Using the Basic Safety Message as a base, V2V can be extended to the roadway infrastructure and other roadway users (e.g., cyclists, pedestrians, etc.) establishing a V2X ecosystem. Using V2X, compatible vehicles can be notified of hazardous road conditions, traffic light statuses, changing work zones and more. With a range of nearly 1,000 feet, drivers can be alerted to possible threats in time to avoid a crash.