After Tesla Autopilot, Cadillac is ready to introduce their new weapon. The company’s first self-driving system to the public after numerous beta tests. They have informed the vehicle industry about the data resources that can easily be routed to the different destinations in the US streets.
However, Cadillac did not put any specific camera on the vehicle to understand the lane of the roads, like Google accomplishes for Street View. Nor did it depend on “fleet learning” like Tesla. Rather, Cadillac utilized vehicles furnished with powerful LIDAR sensors to manufacture a definitive guide to the US thruway framework.
“We went out and mapped 160,000 miles of interstate highways,” Barry Walkup, chief engineer of Cadillac’s Super Cruise, said in an interview with The Verge at the New York International Auto Show this week.
“We know where the car is because of the LIDAR map and the other data in the car,” said David Caldwell, product communications manager at Cadillac.
This new technology will be aired on the new Cadillac’s flagship CT6 sedan later this year. The buyers can expect to get the car for $25,000 for the standalone Auto Driving option. However, the luxury sedan may be priced at $85,290.