Cadillac Alters its Original Plan of Super Cruise Roll Out
Cadillac has made some changes in its launch strategy for the semi-autonomous driving system, known as Super Cruise. The system was scheduled to be launched this fall on higher-end trims of the Cadillac 2018 CT6.
Rather, now the tech will be launched in the upcoming months as a standard feature on its top end Cadillac CT6 Platinum. The Platinum variant will have a starting price( minus the system ) of $85,290 and will include shipping. However, it’ll be optional on the Cadillac Premium Luxury trim.
Earlier, Super Cruise was supposed to be an option worth $2,500 on both the trims. However, a Cadillac spokesman confirmed the change in plans.
It was also revealed that the updated pricing for the Platinum trim as well as an optional system for Cadillac’s Premium Luxury trim is going to be announced around the time the vehicles arrive at dealerships. These models will be a part of an interim model-year addition, which Cadillac refers to as “2018i.”
The Super Cruise system works like the available system in the market and controls braking, steering as well as acceleration in certain situations. This allows the drivers to take the hands off the steering wheel and feet off the car’s pedals while driving.
However, Cadillac’s system has put in further safety measures, which monitor pupils and facial cues. If the system senses the driver not paying attention or sleeping, it sends alerts such as audio warnings as well as a light bar on the steering wheel.
Super Cruise also makes use of precision LIDAR map data. This allows the system to safely stop the vehicle in case the driver isn’t taking vehicle’s control even after alerts.