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Cadillac will put SuperCruise 'hands-free' driver system on all cars beginning in 2020

  • Cadillac will introduce its advanced driver-assistance system on all its vehicles beginning in 2020.
  • Currently on the marquee sedan, the CT6, the system allows drivers to take their hands off the wheel on some freeways.

Cadillac is going to let a lot more of its drivers to take their hands off the wheel.

General Motors' premium brand said Wednesday that it will put its "hands-free" SuperCruise driver-assistance system on all of its cars beginning in 2020.

SuperCruise allows Cadillac drivers to navigate with their hands off the wheel on more than 130,000 miles of freeways in the U.S. and Canada, the company said. The system uses Lidar, radar, cameras, GPS and sensors to control the car, and uses devices like a camera that watches the drivers' eyes to ensure they still pay attention.

The system is currently available on the Cadillac CT6, Cadillac's largest sedan. It is often compared with similar systems, such as Tesla's Autopilot.

Cadillac is known as a higher-end brand that has focused on cars. It has struggled in recent years, and has largely missed the consumer drift toward crossovers and SUVs. But earlier this year it introduced the XT4, a small SUV that starts at just above $34,000.

Correction: Cadillac said Wednesday that it will put its SuperCruise system on all of its cars beginning in 2020. An earlier version misstated the day and timing.