After Years of Development, GM Takes Hands-Free Technology on the Road
A number of companies, from Google to Tesla, are racing to create self-driving cars.
The technology is advancing quickly and several models are being tested around the country. But right now, no fully autonomous car is allowed on U.S. roadways.
One automaker, however, has taken a significant step toward a driverless future with a model that will soon be available in the Chicago area.
Chicago Tonight takes a test drive.
The Super Cruise-enabled Cadillac is likely to be out of reach for many car shoppers. The technology is an option on the CT6 Premium, bringing the price to a little over $71,000. It will be a standard feature on the Platinum model which costs a mere $85,000.
Sept. 20: Imagine traveling from Chicago to Pittsburgh in under an hour. The company Hyperloop One is developing pods that would travel through tubes at speeds of over 600 mph.
Sept. 5: Drivers in Illinois will soon be allowed to pass cyclists in no-passing zones, and bicycling on the shoulder of the road will also be legal. Learn more.
July 20: You won’t find driverless cars whizzing through the streets of Chicago today. But behind the scenes, companies are testing and implementing technology for cars to navigate sans human input.