Here's a quick test of Cadillac's Super Cruise semi-autonomous system. One key to the system's operation is GM's proprietary, Lidar-based mapping of roughly 130,000 miles of major highways in the U.S. and Canada.

The CT6 is updated with that detailed map data once per 82 feet of vehicle travel, and that info is combined with onboard sensor data and high-precision GPS.

Shot by Lawrence Ulrich, produced and edited by Cait Knoll.

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    • Charles Jones
      Charles Jones

      So funny! It monitors your eye balls to make sure that you're monitoring the road in case the autonomous capability can't cope! So in other words it's completely useless! I have no doubt that autonomous driving will happen eventually, but I think it's a long way off yet.

      about 1 year ago
    • Stefan Unson
      Stefan Unson In reply to Charles Jones

      Roger Geyer It’s trying to make you pay attention while being driverless.

      about 3 months ago
    • Roger Geyer
      Roger Geyer In reply to Charles Jones

      Well Charles Jones, considering that Tesla Autopilot, which doesn't check squat re you paying attention (only that there is pressure on the steering wheel) has a tendency to slam into big red firetrucks, big orange street cleaners, police cars, etc. at full speed.

      So to me, it's VERY useful to have a far safer system, and only have it active on appropriate roads.

      I'm NO fan of GM re their general vehicle quality / durability, but they are doing the move toward self driving far right, at least as far as trying to be safe.

      about 1 year ago
    • Lloyd V.
      Lloyd V. In reply to Charles Jones

      Autonomous driving is alive and well. With any new tech you have to imagine the liability repercussions. It will be cool to sit and watch on those high traffic drives. I wondered who would pull the trigger first....

      about 1 year ago
    • DonnaSean
      DonnaSean In reply to Charles Jones

      It is really cool!!!

      about 1 year ago
    • James Pratt
      James Pratt In reply to Charles Jones

      I strongly agree here, Autonomous driving isn't too far off, it's closer than most people want to believe. I think it's a cool idea but at the same time I still enjoy driving for the most part. I don't drive the insane amount of driving than a lot of people do but I also prefer my older cars over new cars. I love hearing my cars exhaust. I enjoy hearing and feeling what you feel when driving a vehicle with a 4 barrel carburetor and you push the pedal to the floor and all 4 barrels are dumping fuel into the intake. It's kinda funny that Cadillac has autonomous capabilities available to the public because one car that I really miss driving is the 1973 Cadillac, Fleetwood Brougham, that I owned that had a 472 cubic inch motor in it that I had rebuilt with a couple old school performance modifications done to that also had an Eldebrock intake with an 800cfm carburetor. That car was 19' 3" long and was a blast to drive. I miss driving and owning that car. I had her slammed to the ground, sitting as low as she could go and still be able to drive. She sat a lil over 2" off of the ground and surprised quite a few people. She could hold her own as long as we were going in a straight line because you where not able to corner at all but she could easily smoke the tires. To go from a car like that to a car that can drive it's self you loose a lot.

      about 1 year ago
    • Mc001Rem002
      Mc001Rem002

      Money money money money, lmao

      about 3 days ago
    • snotnosedlilkid
      snotnosedlilkid

      Lots of people are asking the question “what about sunglasses” or does it work in the dark.I suggest visiting the cameras website “seeingmachines” for more detailed information.

      about 1 year ago
    • supertruckerw9
      supertruckerw9

      So you can’t wear sunglasses with it I’m guessing? That sucks

      about 1 year ago
    • PinochetAirlines
      PinochetAirlines

      "Well what's the point then?"

      Manufacturer passing liability back to the driver covering their ass in case of a crash. This will likely be the limitation to full automation no matter how advanced it gets.

      about 1 year ago
    • Mike Reed
      Mike Reed

      Cutting-edge crap.

      about 1 year ago
    • AscendedSaiyan3
      AscendedSaiyan3

      You've just proven Supercruise is worse than Autopilot. It does NOT cope with the environment around it. A car changed lanes about 100 feet in front of the car AND Supercruise just disengaged?! That is NOT awareness. Autopilot would not even give you a warning, in a situation like that. That is just normal driving. This guy's words are, obviously, not an accurate assessment of what is being witnessed on his video. This Supercruise has no ability to handle even the smallest change in the conditions around it.

      about 1 year ago
    • Stefan Unson
      Stefan Unson In reply to AscendedSaiyan3

      Super Cruise keeps you awake at least.

      about 3 months ago
    • THE DAYWALKER
      THE DAYWALKER

      The cars that America is putting out today are so antiseptic they are made to be disposable when your done driving him they simply recycle them there's no fixing it I would like to see that thing work in 20 years from now for what that thing cost brand new I bet there's no more than $100 worth of steel in that car and the rest is all plastic and you won't even get a good 10 years of use from that car

      about 1 year ago
    • C-Bomb
      C-Bomb In reply to THE DAYWALKER

      THE DAYWALKER have you ever seen a cadillac cts-v? Its anything but “antiseptic”

      about 2 months ago
    • Ayanda Mabhena
      Ayanda Mabhena

      This a dangerous system. It wasn't well thought. What happens when it shuts down and you're not paying attention?

      about 1 year ago
    • BTSwarm
      BTSwarm

      So dumb. I see this as cadillac trying to play the game way too soft. There's no point in autonomy if it disengages so quickly if you look away. What really is the point if you can't look away for a few moments? lol

      about 1 year ago
    • Yann Andre
      Yann Andre

      bag mask commonly grow these hotel alternative hotel lend.

      about 1 year ago
    • B J
      B J

      we are nowhere near to getting a self driving car (HYPE)

      about 1 year ago
    • lima bean
      lima bean

      This looks harder than steering the car yourself

      about 1 year ago
    • pressureGM
      pressureGM

      Tesla AP disengages if you aren't paying attention too and actually stops the vehicle in case the driver is unconcious. What happens if a previously scanned road is under construction? This system is very limited and won't scale like AP has the ability to.

      about 1 year ago
    • Roger Geyer
      Roger Geyer In reply to pressureGM

      pressureGM: So better to be like Autopilot and slam into things at high speed? Utter nonsense. Super cruise is cautious about contstruction zones -- which is a good thing.

      When Autopilot proves something beyond being unsafe, be sure and get back to us. With no lidar, it's liable to be a big fail for full self driving until such hardware is added, unlike Musk's empty claims.

      about 1 year ago
    • AscendedSaiyan3
      AscendedSaiyan3 In reply to pressureGM

      EXACTLY! Autopilot is an INTELLIGENT system. Super cruise is not. The problems Tesla are solving is much more complex and takes more time. However, it is a permanent and not a temporary band-aid/solution.

      about 1 year ago
    • Racer 67
      Racer 67

      Wow a car for super lazy ass people!

      about 1 year ago
    • Alexandre Andrianov
      Alexandre Andrianov

      Great idea, turn it off when you need it the most (looking to the right to see who is getting ready to cut you off).

      about 1 year ago
    • Daytron
      Daytron

      You definitely missed the point of it. The point of it is to learn, compile data and improve.

      about 1 year ago
    • Jim Davidson
      Jim Davidson

      Useless.

      about 1 year ago
    • Zerofightervi
      Zerofightervi

      Do Americans really hate driving this much?
      95% of your vehicles are automatic & you STILL have people confused over which pedal does what.
      If you really can't be bothered to pay attention with the car now even steering for you then I'd suggest public transport, although you'll have to press the bell to get off.
      I know right, you'll have to glance up occasionally to know where you are.

      about 1 year ago
    • C-Bomb
      C-Bomb In reply to Zerofightervi

      We Americans dont want these things. Its being forced onto us (and you too eventually) by corporate elites. But alas, when the socialists in europe mandate this technology to you, we Americans will still have the right to drive whatever we want.

      about 2 months ago
    • Jacob Dryja
      Jacob Dryja In reply to Zerofightervi

      Zerofightervi good catch, looks like we need more speed cameras.

      about 1 year ago
    • Zerofightervi
      Zerofightervi In reply to Zerofightervi

      Jacob Dryja Spoken like a true Audi/BMW/Merc driver.
      35 mph in the fast lane?
      Outside lane I think you mean, there is no fast lane as they all have a maximum speed of 70 mph.
      As a driver I'm afraid you'll have to get used to others using the roads.

      about 1 year ago
    • Zerofightervi
      Zerofightervi In reply to Zerofightervi

      John Dessire Who wants to have a CVT in a econobox?
      They are horrid things, I'd rather row my own, as would most of Europe.
      I'm well aware that European companies are developing driverless tech along with the rest of the world, mainly for you lot & the Chinese, both of which struggle with the basics of roadcraft.

      about 1 year ago
    • Jacob Dryja
      Jacob Dryja In reply to Zerofightervi

      Zerofightervi I'm not sure about you but I'd rather not have the moron in the Peugeot doing 35 in the fast lane of the motorway. If autonomous cars can make those people less shit then I'm all for it. Everywhere in the world there are people that don't care about driving, frankly I don't want them to get in my way while I'm driving.

      about 1 year ago
    • JohnyTechReview
      JohnyTechReview

      This is at best level 1.5 =D. "I can drive for you -- oh wait NVM pay attention this crash is all yours" -- not to mention the giant led light bar on the steering wheel is cool for 5 minutes then it become a distraction. I'm want my car to drive for me -- not to pretend I have an indy car steering wheel.

      about 1 year ago
    • whiteandnerdytuba
      whiteandnerdytuba

      Tesla system is better. Doesn't just shut off if you're not paying attention, brings car to a halt like if you feel asleep

      about 1 year ago
    • LiveeviL6969
      LiveeviL6969

      Just the idea of making drivers keep their eyes on the road instead of the cell phone is brilliant! That will be the new government mandate after the TPMS and Auto Stop.

      about 1 year ago
    • Ride1098
      Ride1098

      More driver aids that literally help to dull a driver’s skill. Supercruise is crutch for bad drivers that probably shouldn’t be driving in the first place.

      about 1 year ago
    • Mia Ryu
      Mia Ryu

      Not sure if I like the idea of self driving cars lol seems cool on paper tho but in reality I don’t think it’s such a good idea

      about 1 year ago
    • imnottajew
      imnottajew

      sunglasses?

      about 1 year ago
    • snotnosedlilkid
      snotnosedlilkid In reply to imnottajew

      Not a problem as is complete darkness.

      about 1 year ago
    • David Tompkins
      David Tompkins

      Useless crap.

      about 1 year ago
    • James Lawton
      James Lawton

      It's lane hogging

      about 1 year ago
    • Michiel
      Michiel

      most advanced? In germany this is already prehistoric..

      about 1 year ago
    • C-Bomb
      C-Bomb In reply to Michiel

      Michiel germany also overcomplicates and overengineers everything to do even the most simple and mundane tasks

      about 2 months ago
    • Michiel
      Michiel In reply to Michiel

      im talking about german technology, not laws

      about 1 year ago
    • Jacob Dryja
      Jacob Dryja In reply to Michiel

      wasuprobleemjoh in Germany you're not allowed to take your hands off the wheel.

      about 1 year ago
    • elukok
      elukok

      Absolutely useless when you have to turn it on every few seconds because it doesnt know what to do.

      about 1 year ago
    • Jacob Dryja
      Jacob Dryja In reply to elukok

      elukok it's because the guy filming it was... challenged. He blocked the sensor every 5 seconds with his camera and the program shut down the system because it couldn't detect his face. Shouldn't be a problem if you know where the sensor is.

      about 1 year ago
    • armorgeddon
      armorgeddon

      How would that red flashing rim look like in the dark? Highly distractive and maybe even hindering vision I imagine.

      Also, the description says "The CT6 is updated with that detailed map data once per 82 feet of vehicle travel." So GM always knows when I'm driving where and how?

      about 1 year ago