Fully autonomous, “transportation modules” will be left to another automaker, executives for the GM luxury brand say. James A. Amend reports.
If you thought the Super Cruise auto-pilot technology bowing next year on the Cadillac CT6 large luxury sedan signals a future of fully autonomous driving for the luxury brand, think again.
“A fully autonomous car has a different market,” says Lyndon Lie, executive chief engineer-Cadillac CT6 at General Motors (GM). “That is an urban, inner-city environment.”
Super Cruise, which GM says it delayed by nearly a year to iron out some integration and safety details, targets suburban highway commutes where some of the more tedious elements of driving can be taken off the driver’s shoulders but he remains fully engaged with the process. This article first appeared in WardsAuto.
04 Jan 2017, Las Vegas, USA
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