General Motors has announced it will roll out an updated version of its hands-free Super Cruise semi-autonomous driving system to six different 2022MY vehicles.
The updated version of Super Cruise will feature new abilities including automatic lane change, which can automatically detect when a lane change is optimal, turn the vehicle’s signal on and initiate the maneuver. Super Cruise compatible roads will also now be displayed in the in-vehicle navigation system, showing routes available for hands-free driving during route selection. As reported previously, certain Super Cruise-equipped models like the Chevy Silverado 1500 will also now be able to operate in hands-free driving mode while towing a trailer.
This updated version of Super Cruise will be found in the 2022 Cadillac Escalade, Cadillac CT4 and Cadillac CT5, as well as the 2022 Chevy Silverado and 2022 GMC Hummer EV and GMC Sierra 1500. Select 2021MY vehicles equipped with Super Cruise will also receive an over-the-air-update to install the newer version of the hands-free driving system.
“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,” Mario Maiorana, chief engineer for Super Cruise, said in a statement. “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.”
Super Cruise will be available on a total of 22 vehicles by 2023, including the Cadillac Lyriq and GMC Hummer EV SUV. The 2022 Chevy Bolt EUV and 2022 Cadillac XT6 will also offer the less advanced version of Super Cruise from launch.
GM says Super Cruise, which was first introduced on the Cadillac CT6 in 2017, has been active for a collective 10 million miles of driving thus far, with that number set to increase dramatically as the technology becomes more commonplace in GM vehicles in the coming years.