General Motors’ new semi-self-driving system will be available in every Cadillac model after 2020 before moving into other GM brands, the company said June 5. Super Cruise is GM’s effort to develop self-driving vehicles. The company said it intends to commercialize self-driving cars in 2019; its self-driving car subsidiary, GM Cruise, recently received an investment from holding company SoftBank Group Corp. of Tokyo to accelerate development and deployment. The system incorporates advanced mapping, light-based radar (called lidar) and a driver attention system to provide hands-free driving in certain highway cruising conditions. By monitoring the driver’s eye movements, it can determine when the diver isn’t paying attention and provides alerts and audible warnings.

The 2018 Cadillac CT6 will feature Super Cruise™, the industry’s first true hands-free driving technology for the highway.

Cadillac SuperCruise is a semi-autonomous driving system. The car drives itself in certain conditions.(PHOTO: GENERAL MOTORS)

Cadillac line gets Super Cruise ahead of other GM brands:

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