Big Super Cruise Rollout Ahead
General Motors’ Super Cruise technology has been limited to a single vehicle, the Cadillac CT6 luxury sedan, since the carmaker introduced the system in 2017.
That’s about to change—big time. GM President Mark Reuss says Super Cruise will be available in 22 nameplates across multiple brands by 2023.
Caddy and Beyond
Although the CT6 was discontinued last month, several other Cadillacs will add Super Cruise later this year.
The rollout includes the new CT4 and CT5 sedans and the redesigned flagship Escalade SUV, which was unveiled this week.
Seven more models will get the driver-assistance tech next year, including the first non-Caddy applications.
The expansion will continue with another 12 vehicles in 2022 and 2023.
About one-third of CT6 owners have opted for the pricey Super Cruise option, which adds at least $2,500 to the sticker price. But more than four in five who have it, want it on their next car too, according to Cadillac.
The broader rollout is enabled in part by GM’s new digital vehicle platform, which provides the necessary electrical bandwidth and data-processing power for the system. The architecture debuts on the CT5.
Super Cruise currently allows for hands-free driving with adaptive cruise control under certain conditions. The technology uses cameras, radar, GPS and lidar map data, as well as a driver attention monitor.
In conjunction with the new applications, Super Cruise is adding automated lane-changing capability. GM says it also has improved user interface and hands-free driving dynamics to make the system more intuitive and better performing.
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