A global semiconductor shortage is delaying GM’s Super Cruise self-driving system.
A Cadillac spokesman told CNET that the company has removed the feature from its flagship Escalade SUV. Plans to include the feature in its sedans have been pushed until next year, the report said.
“The semiconductor shortage resulted in us postponing the full launch of Super Cruise in our sedans until model year 2022,” a spokesperson told CNET. “Now, the 2022 CT4s and CT5s will be available with Super Cruise in the first half of next year.”
GM first launched Super Cruise on the Cadillac CT6 and Chevrolet Bolt. The Super Cruise system has been a large initiative for GM and many reviewers have said it performs better than Tesla’s Autopilot system. GM intends to expand the feature across its lineup. GMC Sierra and Chevrolet Silverado pickups are expected to receive Super Cruise next year.
To date, approximately 10 million miles have been driven by customers using Super Cruise across the U.S. and Canada.