General Motors’ autonomous driving system, Super Cruise, will be on the road in the coming days with a new update. Super Cruise will be able to change lanes autonomously with the update.
Autonomous driving system Super Cruise, also known as General Motors’ driver assistance system, can offer autonomous driving pleasure in certain situations. Super Cruise, on which General Motors continues to work, will now have the ability to change lanes.
The improved Super Cruise autonomous driving system will be on the road later this year. The 2021 Cadillac CT4 and CT5 sedans and the 2021 Cadillac Escalade will have Super Cruise with automatic lane change.
With the autonomous lane change feature, which will be called the improved Super Cruise, the vehicle will change lanes by signaling just like a driver. The system will detect if there is enough space to change lanes safely with sensors and cameras. Through the screen inside the vehicle, the operations of the system will be explained to the driver. Messages such as “Looking for an opening”, “Changing lanes” will be able to be followed by the driver.
Tesla Autopilot, Tesla’s autonomous driving system, is the biggest rival of Super Cruise, which General Motors continues to develop. Unlike Autopilot, Super Cruise does not require the user to hold the steering wheel during autonomous driving. Super Cruise uses eye detection cameras to control the driver’s attention. The system is currently available for 320,000 km across the U.S. and Canada.
Tesla’s autonomous driving system has the ability to change lanes autonomously since April 2019. Nissan’s autonomous driving system, called ProPilot Assist, has been autonomously changing lanes for a while.
General Motors’ autonomous driving system, Super Cruise, seems to capture Tesla’s Autopilot with new features. What new feature Tesla will face in front of his most important rival is currently unknown.
Video showing the autonomous lane change feature of Super Cruise