U.S.-based luxury automaker Cadillac is hopeful to have a car that partially drives itself on the market by the end of the decade, reports Digital Trend.
The car will be able to follow other automobiles and accelerate and brake without a driver manning the controls. However, a driver will need to be attentively monitoring the automobile, as it still cannot intuitively react to many situations without the human touch.
Radar, ultrasonic sensors, GPS, and cameras will be used to control vehicles. Many of the features incorporated in the automated cruise control and braking systems in 2013 Cadillacs will be incorporated in to the Super Cruise package.
Even in optimal conditions, Cadillac says Super Cruise will be limited to freeway use.
“The system is designed to ease the driver’s workload on freeways only, in bumper-to-bumper traffic and on long road trips; however, the driver’s attention is still required,” a Cadillac statement said.