You can’t buy an autonomous car yet, but you can get some seriously impressive help behind the wheels on the highways. GM’s Enhanced Super Cruise adds automatic lane changing to its hands-off driver assistance, a long-anticipated feature that arrives just as the automaker prepares to nudge the technology into the spotlight. As I discovered in the 2021 Escalade, however, it … Continue reading
Chevrolet will reveal its latest electric vehicle, the new Bolt EUV, in February, teasing the driver-assistance technology to be found in the EV at CES 2021 today. A crossover version of the electric hatchback that has been a mainstay of Chevy’s range for the last few years, the Bolt EUV will be the first of the automaker’s cars to offer … Continue reading
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GM says that two new versions of the Chevy Bolt are set to be unveiled in February 2021. The company has released a new teaser that highlights a new feature coming to the electric vehicles: GM’s well-regarded advanced driver assist system, Super Cruise.
GM is planning to release a refreshed Chevy Bolt, which was first released in 2017, as well as a Bolt Electric Utility Vehicle, or EUV. The teaser was timed to coincide with GM CEO Mary Barra’s keynote speech at the 2021 Consumer Electronics Show — which is being held virtually this year because of the coronavirus pandemic.
The refreshed Bolt will feature a sportier look, new seats, adaptive cruise control, and a few other minor changes. GM bumped up the range in this past year’s...
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A Cadillac Super Cruise subscription will cost drivers $25 per month after the initial bundled hands-free driver assistance service expires, the automaker has confirmed. Launched on the Cadillac CT6, Super Cruise doesn’t make the luxury sedan “self driving” but it does remove one of the lingering annoyances of most adaptive cruise control with lane keeping systems. In most vehicles that … Continue reading
Cadillac has given the 2021 CT4 and 2021 CT5 a welcome tech upgrade, with more modern dashboards being finally joined by Enhanced Super Cruise. GM’s hands-free assisted driving system for divided highways is gaining the ability to automatically change lanes, with an eye-monitoring camera making sure that the person behind the wheel is still attentive even if they’re not touching … Continue reading
How the does the whole subscription deal for Super Cruise work? We still have no solid answers.
Super Cruise is General Motors's answer to Tesla's Autopilot: an advanced driver-assistance feature.
The first three-year trials of Super Cruise expire soon and GM will begin charging customers a subscription fee to keep it activated, reports Motor Trend.
It's not clear how much the subscription will cost.
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Super Cruise — General Motors's answer to Tesla's Autopilot — launched in late 2017 on the 2018 Cadillac CT6 sedan. It's an advanced driver-assistance system and arguably one of the best things GM currently offers. But now that the first wave of Super Cruise free trials are about to expire, the automaker wants customers to pay a subscription fee to keep it activated, first reported by Motor Trend and confirmed by Cadillac.
Super Cruise is currently offered on a basis of a three-year trial, Motor Trend's Greg Fink writes. After the trial expires, customers will have to pay a subscription fee to keep it turned on. Business Insider asked Cadillac how much customers can expect to pay for the technology after the free trial runs out, but a company spokesperson was "unable to share this information."
The spokesperson did say that the cars' adaptive cruise control and lane-centering abilities will continue working whether or not there's a subscription to Super Cruise, however.
Super Cruise started out as only being offered exclusively with the CT6 — which was discontinued earlier this year — but Cadillac said in January that the technology will also be offered on the 2021 CT4, 2021 CT5, and 2021 Escalade. It's unclear why it took so many years for Super Cruise to be offered on other models.
Unlike Tesla's Autopilot, Super Cruise uses a camera to watch the driver's eyes to make sure they are paying attention to the road. Drivers are able to take their hands off the steering wheel while it is active. Business Insider has reviewed both and can conclude that the two systems are some of the best driver-assistance systems currently available to consumers.
It's also worth mentioning (again) that such systems are not fully self-driving or autonomous and should not be treated as such.
The move to charge users a subscription fee to continue using a feature their car already comes with seems to be part of a larger trend. Business Insider reported in July that BMW is making similar moves, envisioning a future where its cars come with all the hardware for features such as heated seats, but the owners pay a subscription fee to activate them.
Once the Super Cruise trial period ends, it appears that customers will have to pay to renew the service, despite having already paid for the extra hardware that the technology needs in order to work.
Jalopnik reported in 2017 that Super Cruise was a $5,000 add-on to the CT6's Premium Luxury Trim. CarsDirect reported in May that Super Cruise will start at $2,500 on the new Escalade.
"Super Cruise requires a vehicle connectivity plan in order to operate, and that plan is offered free for three years based on the date of purchase on current products," a Cadillac spokesperson said in a statement to Business Insider. "Messaging is going out to customers shortly with information on their renewal options, and after that messaging goes out, we will be able to share additional information on plan costs."SEE ALSO: BMW wants customers to pay a subscription fee to use features the car already has installed, like a heated steering wheel or adaptive cruise control
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It turns out the advanced hands-free driving system requires a subscription.
The earliest adopters of Cadillac’s Super Cruise look set to get some bad news they might not have expected, with the bundled subscription to the hands-free cruise control system soon coming to an end. While Cadillac made little mention of it when it first offered the Level 2 technology on the model year 2018 CT6 – first sold in 2017 … Continue reading
Drivers complain of need for “constant monitoring and intervention.”
According to the new market research report "Connected Car Market by Service (OTA Update, Navigation, Cybersecurity, Multimedia Streaming, Social Media, e-Call, Autopilot, Home Integration, & Others), Form, End Market (OE, Aftermarket), Network, Transponder, Hardware, and Region - Global Forecast to 2027", published by MarketsandMarkets™, The global Connected Car Market size is projected to reach USD 212.7 billion by 2027, from an estimated USD 42.6 billion in 2019, at a CAGR of 22.3%.Browse and in-depth TOC on "Connected Car Market" 148 - Tables58 - Figures218 - PagesThe growth of the global Connected Car Market is influenced by factors such as the increasing trend of in-vehicle connectivity solutions and government initiatives toward developments in intelligent transportation systems.As autonomous technology nears Level 3 & above, it would help achieve the automaker’s goals of commercializing fully autonomous vehicles for consumers by 2022.For instance, the upcoming model of the Cadillac CT6 will be equipped with the semi-autonomous “Super Cruise” feature that will essentially allow fully autonomous single-lane travel on divided highways.Similarly, Audi will also be including its Level 3 semi-autonomous technology in the upcoming model of the A8.With all the developments in autopilot or autonomous driving field, the demand for connected services related to autopilot is expected to rise in the coming future.Embedded connectivity is expected to grow at the fastest CAGR in the global Connected Car Market.The growth in embedded technology is being driven by regulatory mandates in the EU, which recently mandated that all new car models in member states must have embedded technology as part of its European eCall system, connecting a vehicle to emergency services, following a collision and providing location and impact information.The growth of embedded forms of connected solutions in the long term is attributed to various disruptive factors such as government mandates, cost optimization of service plans, and an increase in cloud-based services.By 2027, the embedded form of connectivity is estimated to dominate the market.Request FREE Sample Report @ https://www.marketsandmarkets.com/requestsampleNew.asp?id=102580117The Asia Pacific is expected to lead the global Connected Car Market during the forecast period.One of the key drivers for the Asia Pacific market is the increased demand for infotainment and navigation services, particularly in China, Japan, India, and South Korea.
GM’s high-end brand unveiled Thursday the 2020 Cadillac CT4, a sporty and small sedan that is designed and priced to attract younger buyers looking to enter the luxury car market.The vehicle’s debut also marks an important expansion for GM’s hands-free driver assistance system, Super Cruise.The hands-free driving system has been lauded for its capabilities; it’s also been criticized because of its severe limitations.And even in the CT6, the system is restricted to certain highways.Super Cruise uses a combination of lidar map data, high-precision GPS, cameras and radar sensors, as well as a driver attention system, which monitors the person behind the wheel to ensure they’re paying attention.Earlier this year, the company said it will add another 70,000 miles of compatible divided highways in the United States and Canada to the existing system via a software update.
It starts by putting most things on a chip that sits on a board inside a thin package that could be hidden in the roof or dashboard.There are 48 radars on the chip, 40 of which are hooked to antennas on a board.“We generate thousands of beams by combination,” says Vayyar CEO Raviv Melamed, speaking from Tel Aviv, which is where he and his colleagues co-founded the company.We analyze them all in parallel, so it’s very fast.”This video shows a number of such point clouds.In one, a man is sitting in the front passenger’s seat and leaning far forward.
That’s why General Motors is giving its cars’ electronics a major overhaul, with a new “digital vehicle platform” designed to support more tech.The new electronics platform debuts in the 2020 Cadillac CT5, and should roll out to most other GM vehicles by 2023.GM designed the new electronics platform to allow the proliferation of electric powertrains, more advanced infotainment and safety features, and the extension of its Super Cruise driver assist system to more models.Super Cruise, which takes over acceleration, steering, and braking under certain conditions on highways, debuted on the Cadillac CT6 but has been slow to transition to other cars.The greater performance will help support more in-car tech.GM claims the new platform can process up to 4.5 terabytes of data per hour, which is five times more than the automaker’s current electrical architecture.
GM's been snipping and trimming its lineup of late while expanding in other areas.There's a new trim of 2020 Camaro that makes the V8 more affordable, but the 2.0-liter Cadillac CT6 is officially dead, and now, a pair of all-wheel-drive diesel crossovers will lose two driven wheels.The diesel versions of the 2020 Chevy Equinox and 2020 GMC Terrain crossovers will no longer be all-wheel drive, CarsDirect reports, citing confirmation from a Chevrolet spokesperson.That doesn't mean the vehicles are gone entirely; rather, they'll be offered with front-wheel drive only.As for the reason, the Chevy spokesperson told CarsDirect that "relatively low demand" was to blame.With those two AWD diesels gone, a buyer who wants that very specific combination will have but one vehicle available: Mazda's new CX-5 diesel, which finally made its US debut at the 2019 New York Auto Show.
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Last November, Cadillac said it would discontinue the plug-in hybrid variant of the CT6 when the model underwent a mid-cycle refresh for the 2019 model year.However, folks looking for an efficient offering could still find respite in the 2.0-liter base model.Now, though, that's no longer the case.Cadillac confirmed that it has stopped offering the base CT6 variant equipped with a 2.0-liter I4, following a report from Cadillac Society.Available as a base model, the 2019 CT6's four-cylinder engine offered a commendable 237 horsepower and 258 pound-feet of torque -- mysteriously enough, these numbers were actually lower in 2019 than in years past.Nevertheless, it provided the best fuel economy numbers of any 2019 CT6 with an EPA-estimated 24 miles per gallon city and 34 mpg highway.
Cadillac is one of only a few automakers determined to keep sedans relevant, despite consumer tastes shifting wholesale toward SUVs.To that end, the automaker is planning on debuting not one, but two new sedans this year.Cadillac will introduce a smaller CT4 sedan after the CT5 debuts at the New York Auto Show, Automotive News reports, citing confirmation from Cadillac president Steve Carlisle.Carlisle only confirmed its existence, offering no further details about platforms, segments, debut dates -- anything, really.As AN notes, the CT4 is part of a three-piece puzzle that will see the CT4, CT5 and CT6 replacing the outgoing ATS, CTS and XTS, respectively.The CT6 and XTS have been living alongside one another in a weird kind of way since the CT6's debut, although there is some difference between these two large sedans as the XTS uses a transverse front-wheel-drive setup.
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