At the recent Intelligent Transport System (ITS) World Congress in Detroit, General Motors CEO Mary Barra talked about future advanced driving technologies coming to Cadillac in a keynote address. She specifically mentioned two technologies, the Super Cruise driver assistance system and vehicle-to-vehicle (V2V) communications.
Both of these high-tech features will find their way into the Cadillac lineup for the 2017 model year.
The semi-automated Super Cruise technology will appear on an “all-new” 2017 Cadillac. This technology will allow the driver to be both hands- and feet-free under certain driving conditions.
“With Super Cruise, when there’s a congestion alert, you can let the car take over and drive hands-free and feet-free through the worst stop and go traffic,” Barra explained. “And if the mood strikes you on wide open roads, you can take a break from wheels and pedals and let the car do the work.”
Now this doesn’t mean you can just kick back and take a nap. GM insists the technology is designed for attentive drivers and only for use “in certain highway driving conditions.” Barra did not reveal which model would get this technology first, but did say it would be a new model segment that Cadillac isn’t competing in today.
Here at Crest Cadillac, we can’t wait to see these new driving technologies in action.