GM’s Super Cruise Network Will Soon Cover Over 400,000 Miles Of Roads

GM's Super Cruise Network Will Soon Cover Over 400,000 Miles Of Roads

General Motors’ Super Cruise Network will soon double in size to 400,000 miles across the U.S. and Canada following an update later this year.

General Motors’ Super Cruise Network will soon double in size to 400,000 miles of roads across the U.S. and Canada. Super Cruise is designated as Level 2 autonomous technology, meaning it is not a fully autonomous system, but rather a driver assistance feature. It was originally introduced in the Cadillac CT6 back in 2017 before being rolled out to a number of newer vehicles, including the all-new Hummer EV, the Cadillac Lyriq and the Chevy Silverado EV. By next year, the company plans to bring the technology to at least 22 vehicles.

Late last year, GM released Ultra Cruise – the successor to the Super Cruise system, with the promise of working on 2 million miles of road across the U.S. and Canada. According to GM, the new system is suitable for “95 percent of driving scenarios” and in most road conditions, including highways, paved rural roads, city roads and subdivisions. The technology allows cars to navigate traffic while following speed limits, make left and right-hand turns, avoid close objects, park in residential driveways, and more. The system is expected to be available on select GM luxury models in 2023, starting with Cadillacs.

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In a press release on Wednesday, GM announced that its Super Cruise driver assistance feature will expand to 400,000 miles across North America. Over the past few years, the company has expanded the Super Cruise network to around 200,000 miles of highways and interstates, meaning the planned expansion will help double the available roads where the feature will work. The additional routes will include several iconic federal and state highways, including Route 66, California’s Pacific Coast Highway 1, the Overseas Highway in Florida, the Trans-Canada Highway, and more.

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Super Cruise uses LiDAR, radars, and real-time precise positioning cameras for navigation. It works with Adaptive Cruise Control which can control acceleration and braking while it is enabled. According to GM, vehicles built on the VIP electrical architecture and equipped with the Super Cruise technology will be the first to receive the update later this year. It will be delivered through a free over-the-air (OTA) update, enabling drivers to enjoy hundreds of thousands of miles of hands-free driving across large sections of the United States and Canada.

GM’s Super Cruise received a big boost from Consumer Reports back in 2020 when it was chosen as the best driver assistance system on the market ahead of Tesla’s Autopilot. To reach its conclusion, Consumer Reports evaluated the active driving assistance systems at its 327-acre test track, as well as on public roads to study each vehicle’s performance in 36 different areas, such as steering, speed control, ease-of-use, and keeping the driver safe and engaged. The same technology from General Motors will now be available to lucky drivers on over 400,000 miles across the U.S. and Canada.

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Source: General Motors

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