Cadillac today embarked on a hands-free drive across the country using its new Super Cruise technology. A select group of stakeholders and media will test Super Cruise technology in 12 equipped Cadillac CT6 vehicles, which departed this morning from Cadillac House in New York City and will travel through 16 states to Los Angeles.
During the journey, Cadillac’s drive program will make stops in Washington, D.C., Cleveland, Chicago, Memphis, Tenn., Dallas, Santa Fe, N.M., and Phoenix. Super Cruise is Cadillac’s innovative driver assistance feature, which enables hands-free, driver-assisted operation on 13,000 miles of limited access, divided freeways in the U.S.
“Cadillac is setting new industry standards with ground-breaking driver assistance technologies like Super Cruise, the world’s first true hands-free driving system for the freeway,” says Johan de Nysschen, Cadillac’s president. “We are excited to bring Super Cruise, a true testament to Cadillac’s innovative spirit and technical capability, on its first-ever hands-free drive on freeways from coast to coast.”
The multi-state cross country drive is the first time Super Cruise technology will be demonstrated on New York City’s freeways, and Cadillac has been granted a New York automated vehicle testing license under a new state law.
“We are proud to work hand-in-hand with government officials to continue to develop new technologies that will define the future of transportation in the U.S.,” adds de Nysschen. “It’s especially fitting to kick off this drive in New York City, the home of Cadillac’s global headquarters.”
Super Cruise will be available this fall in the 2018 Cadillac CT6. Unlike other driver assistance programs, Super Cruise utilizes two advanced technology systems, a driver attention system and precision LIDAR map data, which brings increasingly intuitive control to autonomous freeway driving.