Cadillac Super Cruise Heightens Hands-Free Driving
Cadillac’s Exclusive enhanced driver attention system known as Super Cruise uses precision lidar-based map data combined with real-time sensors and cameras to improve vehicle control.
The 2018 Cadillac CT6 will feature Super Cruise, the industry’s first true hands-free driving technology.
Super Cruise utilizes two advanced technology systems — a driver attention system and precision LiDAR map data — to ensure confident vehicle operation on divided limited access highways.
These systems are added to the network of cameras and radar sensors in the CT6, providing a more data-rich approach to driver assistance that is unique in the industry.
Super Cruise enhances hands-free capabilities like navigation, infotainment and hands-free calling while delivering comfort and convenience for long-distance travels and daily commutes.
Super Cruise adds automatic lane-centering to CT6’s existing suite of driver assistance active safety technologies, enabling automatic control of speed and steering during highway driving.
The system, which was designed to promote driver safety and convenience, will be available this fall.
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The driver attention system uses a small camera located on the top of the steering column that focuses exclusively on the driver and works with infrared lights to track head position to determine where the driver is looking whenever Super Cruise is in operation.
Existing driver assist systems only rely upon steering wheel input and warning messages to request driver attention and control. Cadillac is the only manufacturer to monitor driver attention to the road ahead when Super Cruise is engaged.
If the system detects the driver has turned attention away from the road ahead for too long, it will prompt the driver to return their attention to the road.
If the driver does not immediately refocus on the road, Super Cruise will continue to safely navigate until a further escalation of alerts prompts the driver to resume supervision.