The 2018 Cadillac CT6 luxury sedan’s Super Cruise driver-assistance system uses a radar sensor, cameras, GPS positioning and a highly precise digital map, and handles all of the braking, accelerating and steering – allowing the driver to ‘text while driving’, if necessary.
G.M. is careful to specify that it is not promoting Super Cruise as a way to let drivers text, Google or open a newspaper on the highway. “We don’t recommend it,” said Lisa Sieradski, global product manager for the CT6. “It will allow you to glance down at a phone or the radio, but you have to return your eyes to the road.”
Super Cruise has one big advantage: Drivers do not have to keep their hands on the steering wheel because a camera mounted on the steering column monitors eyes and head movement – a glance up lets Super Cruise know that you are keeping an eye on the road.
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