GM Introduces Hands-Free Driving System Usable In Almost All Of US & Canada
By Alexa Heah, 07 Oct 2021
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Back in 2017, General Motors (GM) and Cadillac collaborated on a ‘Super Cruise’ assisted-driving system, which allowed attentive drivers to travel to their destinations hands-free.
Since then, over 10 million miles have been driven using this tool, allowing those with disabilities to enjoy cruising the roads, too.
Now, GM is introducing a new generation version of its hands-free driving system, dubbed the ‘Ultra Cruise’—and one of its most impressive features is that the brand-new system has been designed to work across the whole of the US and Canada.
From the get-go, it will operate seamlessly on nearly two million miles of asphalt, before being expanded to over three million miles.
According to Engadget, Ultra Cruise will make use of GM’s Ultifi computing system, along with optical cameras, radar, and LiDAR sensors. This means drivers will be able to make lane changes, left and right turns, stop at traffic signals, and park the car—all without lifting a finger.
Despite debuting Ultra Cruise, GM isn’t doing away with Super Cruise just yet. It’ll continue offering the system for its standard vehicles such as the Escalade, Silverado, and Sierra. The new version will be available in the brand’s premium models, though none has been announced just yet.
For more information on the Ultra Cruise system, head here.
"Ultra Cruise is a game changer. It will be the premier advanced driver assistance system on the market, in both capability and safety." — EVP of Global Product Development Doug Parks — General Motors (@GM) October 6, 2021
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[via Engadget, cover image via GM]
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