Cadillac Rolls Out Super Cruise’s “Most Extensive” Update Yet

The Escalade, the CT5, and the CT4 will soon benefit from an improved version of Super Cruise. The new updates include richer map information, better software, general enhancements, and, most importantly, a new feature called Lane Change On Demand.

The marquee update, which Mario Maiorana, Super Cruise chief engineer, calls the most extensive update to the system yet, will allow drivers to change lanes without touching the steering wheel.

With Super Cruise activated, drivers can simply flip the indicator and, if it’s safe, the car will move into the next lane. To ensure that a lane change is safe, the cars will use their long and short distance radar and LiDAR sensors to ensure that the lane is safe ahead and behind.

Lane Change On Demand will also make use of Super Cruise’s new enhanced communication. By giving the driver more information, via messages in the dash, Cadillac hopes to make the experience more comfortable and safe.

The system will, therefore, display messages like “Changing lanes” or “looking for an opening,” and will even let you know when the system can’t make the change without driver override to make sure there is no question about what’s going on.

“We have made a number of improvements to make Super Cruise more intuitive, better performing and more accessible for our customers,” said Maiorana. “In addition to the automated lane change functionality, we’ve made improvements to the user interface and hands-free driving dynamics.”

Cadillac has also had to improve its mapping information and its software to make speed and steering control better. Enhanced Super Cruise will be available on the 2021 CT4, CT5, and Escalade.

Comments