GM Expands Super Cruise Coverage
Hands-free driving will soon be available on 400,000 miles of mapped roads
General Motors is doubling the Super Cruise network to 400,000 miles of mapped roads in the U.S. and Canada. The hands-free Super Cruise active driving assistance system currently works on mapped divided highways, but it will soon allow compatible vehicles to use this feature on additional state and federal routes, adding divided and undivided highways. Super Cruise supports the driver to relieve fatigue and stress, such as on long highway road trips, automating some acceleration and steering functions.
Notable additions include U.S. Route 66, the Pacific Coast Highway (aka California’s state Route 1), Overseas Highway (aka U.S. Route 1), and the Trans-Canada Highway.
The mileage expansion will be available later this year and will be delivered over the air at no additional charge on Super Cruise-equipped models, a GM spokeswoman told CR. These initial models use the Vehicle Intelligence Platform (VIP) and currently include the Cadillac Escalade, CT4, and CT5; the GMC Hummer EV and Sierra; and the Chevrolet Silverado. By the end of 2023, there will be 22 GM models with available Super Cruise.