GM officially unveiled the 2024 Chevy Silverado HD late last month, debuting a fully refreshed heavy-duty pickup boasting a long list of updates and changes. Critically, the refreshed 2024 Chevy Silverado HD also utilizes GM’s Global B electronic architecture.
Also known as Vehicle Intelligence Platform, or VIP, the Global B electronic architecture offers a wide range of advantages compared to preceding electronic systems, including greater processing power, an improved infotainment experience, an enhanced user interface, improved communications between in-vehicle systems, and the potential for over-the-air software updates.
For those readers who may be unaware, Global B essentially acts as a vehicle’s digital “nervous system,” connecting a number of digital features through a combination of software and hardware to keep everything running smoothly and as intended.
Global B was initially put into production with the 2020 Cadillac CT5, but is now finding its way across the GM lineup, including:
- 2020+ Cadillac CT5
- 2020+ Cadillac CT4
- 2020+ Chevy Corvette
- 2021+ Buick Envision
- 2021+ Cadillac Escalade
- 2021+ Chevy Tahoe
- 2021+ Chevy Suburban
- 2022+ BrightDrop Zevo 600
- 2022+ Chevy Silverado 1500
- 2022+ GMC Hummer EV Pickup
- 2022+ GMC Sierra 1500
- 2023+ Cadillac Lyriq
- 2023+ Chevy Colorado
- 2023+ GMC Canyon
Additionally, all new GM Ultium-based vehicles will utilize the Global B / VIP platform, including the Chevy Equinox EV, Chevy Blazer EV, Chevy Silverado EV, GMC Hummer EV SUV, GMC Sierra EV, and Cadillac Celestiq. As GM Authority covered back in 2021, Vehicle Intelligence Platform will be present in most GM vehicles by 2023.
With all that in mind, it’s not that surprising that the 2024 Chevy Silverado HD uses the Global B system as well. Further updates for the 2024-model-year refresh include new styling inside and out, as well as powertrain updates, with more output from the 6.6L V8 L5P turbodiesel Duramax engine, and the addition of the Allison-branded 10-speed automatic transmission for the standard naturally aspirated 6.6L V8 L8T gasoline engine.
Under the body panels, the 2024 Chevy Silverado HD rides on a more capable version of the GM T1 platform. Production will kick off next year at the GM Flint Assembly plant in Michigan and GM Oshawa plant in Canada.