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We all know that self-driving cars are coming. It's not so much a question of If so much as When. And when it comes to General Motors products, we now have something of a date to work with, as Cadillac has announced plans to roll out what it is calling Super Cruise technology in an unnamed new model within the next two years. As you would expect, this new tech can speed the car up, slow it down and keep it in its intended lane, but GM isn't expected to release a fully self-driving car, saying that it will still require "an attentive driver."
We're not quite sure what new model Cadillac will use to launch this new technology, but our best guess would be its upcoming LTS sedan. Other possibilities may include a new crossover – we've heard rumors of CUVS coming from Caddy both above and below the current SRX – or entry-level sedan, but those seem less likely than a high-dollar flagship like the LTS.
The next techy bit of kit currently being shown off by Cadillac engineers includes vehicle-to-vehicle and vehicle-to-infrastructure communication, technology which would seemingly allow cars to travel in close proximity to one another, with less danger of collisions. According to our friends at Engadget, GM is working with the University of Michigan to outfit some 120 miles of roads in and around Detroit, MI, with the requisite sensors to make all this technology possible.
Before any of this newfangled technology can actually make it into a production car you can actually buy, automakers will have to work with the National Highway Traffic Safety Administration to come up with standards so one make and model of car can talk with others. When and how will all of that take place? We don't know, but we're keen to find out. Feel free to hop on over to Engadget to read more, or scroll down below for a press release along with video we recorded a few years ago showing a demonstration of similar technology from Cadillac