GM expands hands-free driving-assistance system to more highways
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General Motors, through its luxury brand Cadillac, expanded the availability of its hands-free driving-assistance feature, called Super Cruise, by 70,000 mi (113,000 km), bringing the total length of compatible limited-access highway for the driver-assistance feature to more than 200,000 mi (322,000 km) in the fourth quarter of 2019. With Super Cruise, GM has rolled out the usable automated driving features cautiously, deliberately, and only after years of rigorous research. To enable the expanded functionality, an enhancement to the Super Cruise system was made available to 2018 and 2019 model year Cadillac CT6 owners through their Cadillac dealer. Following the completion of the system enhancement, the new, additional map miles was sent to customer vehicles over the air throughout the summer and fall. In addition to the mileage expansion, the software update includes performance improvements, enhancements to increase Super Cruise availability, and enhancements to the driver-attention system. “Expanding our offering of compatible highways will allow people the ease and convenience of traveling hands-free more often,” said Mario Maiorana, Super Cruise Chief Engineer. Last year, Super Cruise was updated based on customer feedback, including making its activation easier for the driver, adding dynamic lane offset so that an equipped CT6 can adjust slightly over in its lane for driver comfort when passing large vehicles, and gauge cluster messages were added to inform drivers why the system is not be available in certain instances. Super Cruise is currently available on the 2018-2020 model year Cadillac CT6s and will be available on the Cadillac CT5 sedan.
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