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    GM Is Developing Next-Gen Hands-Free 'Ultra Cruise' System

    Each week, our veteran radio news journalist, Laura Reynolds, brings interviews with top auto industry execs to CarProUSA. You can hear her latest Auto News shorts right here. In a hurry? Then you'll love these 1-2 minute interview segments.

    Segment Transcript

    General Motors Chief Engineer of Ultra Cruise Jason Ditman describes what it’ll be like driving hands-free with Ultra Cruise. 

    General-Motors-Ultra-Cruise-announcement-infographics-002Ditman: "It's designed to be ultimately a destination-to-destination feature,. So I'll give you my example. I have a 55-mile commute. So imagine I get in my car, I select the tech center as my destination I've got in my settings to automatically navigate that route with Ultra Cruise. And I leave my driveway as soon as the system is able to engage, the steering wheel light bar would go green and I would let go of the steering wheel and the vehicle would get me to the freeway, stopping at stop signs, stopping at stop lights, making turns. You know the majority of that time my hands are off the steering wheel and so that's what the ultimate end game for Ultra Cruise." For more information on these and other vehicles, check out CarPro.com. With Today’s Auto News, I’m Laura Reynolds.   

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    The Cadillac CELESTIQ will be equipped with all the necessary Ultra Cruise hardware to enable incremental feature growth via over-the-air updates in 2024.  Photo: Cadillac.