OSHAWA: General Motors has announced that Super Cruise, the industry’s first true hands-free driver assistance technology, will soon be expanded so that it works on even more roads, giving customers greater accessibility to hands-free driving.
The Super Cruise road network across Canada and the U.S. will double, adding hundreds of thousands of additional kilometres of roads that can be explored hands-free.
Super Cruise currently works on mapped divided highways. This expansion will enable Super Cruise to work on many additional routes, including a combination of undivided and divided highway roads.
In Canada, the number of compatible roadways will more than triple, from approximately 24,000 kilometres today to almost 80,000 kilometres. A few notable routes with large sections coming online with this expansion include:
Trans: Canada Highway
The Mother Road: U.S. Route 66
Overseas Highway: U.S. Route 1
For new vehicles in the GM portfolio built on the VIP electrical architecture, the expansion will be available later this year and will be delivered at no additional charge, over-the-air starting in 2022 on Super Cruise-equipped models.
“GM is all in when it comes to accessible advanced driver assistance technology. We are adding Super Cruise to more vehicles than ever, and on more roads for more customers to experience,” said Mario Maiorana, GM chief engineer, Super Cruise.
“We are pursuing what we believe to be the most comprehensive path to autonomy in the industry with responsible deployment of automated driving technology like Super Cruise at the core of what we do.”
When Super Cruise is engaged, the vehicle’s precision LiDAR map data, real-time cameras, radars and GPS keep the vehicle traveling along the lane path for a hands-free driving experience. These systems work together through “sensor fusion” to create a sensory field around the vehicle that assists in keeping it centered in the lane while elevating the driver’s comfort and convenience.
Super Cruise accelerates or brakes the vehicle to maintain a selected following gap from a vehicle ahead, steers to maintain lane position, and on select models when offered, can perform both driver and system-initiated lane changes to pass slower traffic and to move from a lane that may be ending, while monitoring the driver’s head position and/or eyes in relation to the road to help ensure driver attention.
Always pay attention while driving and when using Super Cruise. Do not use a hand-held device. Requires active Super Cruise plan or trial. Visit cadillaccanadasupercruise.ca, chevroletcanadasupercruise.ca, or gmccanadasupercruise.ca for compatible roads and details. Automatic Lane Change and Lane Change on Demand are not available while trailering.
General Motors of Canada is headquartered in Oshawa, Ontario and is part of a global company that is committed to delivering safer, better and more sustainable ways for people to get around. In Canada, General Motors markets Chevrolet, Buick, GMC and Cadillac vehicles through our strong Canadian network of dealers, as well as OnStar services.
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