General Motors introduced new Super Cruise capabilities on six model-year 2022 vehicles. The new tech will be available first quarter of 2022 and will include the Chevrolet Silverado, GMC Hummer EV Pickup, and GMC Sierra.
GM launched Super Cruise in 2017 with the Cadillac brand and has added capabilities, expanded Super Cruise-enabled routes and availability on more products since then. To date, approximately 10 million miles have been driven by customers using Super Cruise across the U.S. and Canada.
New capabilities include:
- Trailering: Trailer a boat, camper, and more while driving hands-free.
- Automatic lane change: The technology can indicate when a lane change is optimal and initiate the maneuver, while following signaling protocols.
- Enhanced navigation display. Super Cruise compatible roads will be displayed in the in-vehicle navigation systems for vehicles equipped with the embedded Google Maps app and show routes available for hands-free driving, during route selection.
General Motors shared that Super Cruise is the industry’s first hands-free driver-assistance technology. It will allow drivers to ride hands-free on more than 200,000 miles of compatible roads across Canada and the U.S.
"We’re excited to expand Super Cruise to even more new models with additional capabilities to provide our customers with even more opportunities to go hands-free,” said Mario Maiorana, Super Cruise chief engineer. “The additional Super Cruise-enabled vehicles and new features are an important step toward our goal of enabling hands-free driving 95% of the time and getting people more comfortable with letting go of the wheel.”
The automaker plans the technology will be available on 22 vehicles by 2023.