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GM Tests a Self-Driving Cadillac

April 20, 2012

Google isn’t the only company with a self-driving car. BMW, Volvo, and Volkswagen have test versions that can drive themselves in some situations.  Many automakers offer features that are taking over more and more aspects of driving. And today GM announced it is road testing a Cadillac that can steer itself on the highway using sensors and GPS data. Many of the technologies required, such as lane departure warning systems and adaptive cruise control, are available on two of its 2013 luxury cars.

The new technology is called “super cruise,” no doubt to make it sound like merely an extension of cruise control, a automatic system drivers are already comfortable with.

Here’s a video of the system in action:

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