GM thinks its Super Cruise hands-free driving system is finally ready for American streets. The system uses LiDAR map data as well as the usual network of cameras and radar sensors to “ensure safe and confident vehicle operation”. If you’d like to leave the driving to Cadillac, you can get the system in a 2018 CT6 this fall.
The company also says they’ll spend $14 million on a new R&D facility for Cruise Automation in San Francisco, including hiring 1,100 additional people. Currently, GM engineers are testing more than 50 Chevrolet Bolt EVs with self-driving technology on public roads to see how they handle the real world.
It looks like you’ll have to wait a litter longer to buy a car from Lucid Motor Inc. Bloomberg reports their Chief Technology Officer Peter Rawlinson stated at the New York International Auto Show that “We don’t have the money in place”; needing more time to move forward with plans for a Tesla-fighting all-electric luxury sedan. While they had hoped to begin production as soon as next year, it’s looking more like two years down the road before we’ll see a production car based on their Air Prototype unveiled in December at CES.