Soon your Cadillac will change lanes hands-free with upgraded Super Cruise system

GM announced Tuesday it’s upgrading its Super Cruise system to enable automated lane changing. The technology will safely change lanes when drivers signal they’d like to do so.

Super Cruise already enables hands-free driving on fully mapped highways. It keeps the car centered in its lane, brakes, accelerates and notifies drivers when they must take over the controls. A camera system monitors the driver’s eye-movement to ensure the driver is still paying attention to the road.

The upgrade places Super Cruise in the same sphere as Tesla’s Autopilot, which can also change lanes with a tap of the signal, stay centered, brake and accelerate on its own.

The upgraded system will launch on the 2021 Cadillac CT4 and CT5 sedans and will also be available on the 2021 Cadillac Escalade SUV, which has been redesigned and will be revealed next week.