General Motors revealed the ‘Hands-Free’ system that handles 95% of all driving scenarios.
General Motors (GM) has unveiled a new and more capable hands-free advanced driving assistance system dubbed Ultra Cruise during its two-day investor event that began Wednesday, per a company press release. The system, set to be available on select models in 2023, will be able to handle 95% of all driving scenarios and will eventually be used on every paved road in the United States and Canada, bringing the company closer to its goal of zero crashes, zero emissions, and zero congestion.
Ultra Cruise will be able to change lanes automatically, make left and right turn, obey traffic signals, avoid obstacles, and even park itself in residential driveways using a variety of optical cameras, radar, and LiDAR sensors.
At launch, the system will work on 2 million miles (3.2 million km) of North American roadways, including highways, city streets, and subdivision streets. The project will then grow to encompass 3.4 million miles (5.5 million km) of asphalt. The automaker didn't reveal how much buyers will have to pay to add Ultra Cruise as an option to their vehicles, or whether it will be a one-time fee or a subscription-based fee.