2024 Chevy Silverado HD Offers Rain-Sensing Wipers11
Among a plethora of other features that are part of its refresh, the 2024 Chevy Silverado HD will be available with rain-sensing windshield wipers (RPO code CE1) for the first time ever, GM Authority has learned.
The heavy-duty truck will get rain-sensing windshield wipers as a standard feature on its LTZ and range-topping High Country trim levels. The wipers will not be available at all on the Work Truck (WT), Custom, or LT trims.
Rain-sensing windshield wipers are meant to enhance safety by detecting falling rain and activating the wipers automatically, keeping the driver’s view ahead clear and unimpeded. This is intended to free the driver from the need to switch the wipers on and off manually, adding another layer of convenience to the 2024 Chevy Silverado HD.
Beyond the addition of the rain-sensing wipers, GM has revealed a long list of changes and updates to the refreshed 2024 Chevy Silverado HD, including a new front fascia thanks to grilles, and new headlights with C-shaped LED lighting signatures that take their cues from the 2022 Chevy Silverado 1500 refresh. Standard tow hooks, six new paint colors, and new wheel and tire options are also part of the exterior updates.
The 2024 Chevy Silverado HD is also getting Intellibeam headlights (RPO code TQ5) as a standard feature across all trim levels, including the WT, Custom, LT, LTZ and High County trims of both the 2500 HD and 3500 HD pickups. Intellibeam provides an automatic high beam on/off function, depending on the presence of other traffic.
Even bigger news lies inside thanks to an overhauled cockpit (for LT and above models) that consists of a new 13.4-inch diagonal infotainment touchscreen and 12.3-inch diagonal configurable driver information center, otherwise known as a digital gauge cluster.
Drivers will have more convenience on the highway with the addition of Adaptive Cruise Control (RPO code KSG), another first for the Silverado HD. The feature will be available as a standalone option for WT, Custom, and LT trims, and as part of packages on the LTZ and High Country.
The 2024 Silverado HD refresh will also add the Z71 Off-Road package (RPO code Z71) on the Custom trim, previously available on all other trims except for Custom. This package includes the following content (RPO codes in parentheses):
- Off-Road suspension with twin-tube Rancho shocks
- Hill Descent Control (JHD)
- Skid plates to protect the transfer case and oil pan (NZZ)
A few features will also be eliminated. The 12-volt front auxiliary power outlet (RPO code KC5) will be standard on WT and Custom trims of the 2024 Chevy Silverado HD but will be eliminated from the LT, LTZ, and High Country trims. The rear auxiliary 12-volt power outlet (RPO code KPA) will be omitted from all trim levels.
GM Authority was the first to uncover pricing for the 2024 Chevy Silverado HD. The refreshed heavy duty truck range will start from $45,295 MSRP for a 2500 HD WT with 2WD, climbing to $75,995 MSRP for a range-topping 3500 HD High Country with 4WD. Destination freight charge (DFC) included in both prices.
The Silverado HD will continue being assembled at the GM Flint Assembly plant in Michigan and GM Oshawa plant in Canada. Start of regular production (SORP) of the refreshed models will begin this month.
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Glad to see they’re finally adding the 70¢ sensor Ford’s been offering in Super Duties for the past five years.
Hopefully they’ll figure out to add a resistive heating element so I’m not using half a gallon of washer fluid to clear the “camera blocked” message when it’s frosty out.
I found it interesting that my 22 Silverado 1500 has an object in the windshield that looks *exactly* like the rain sensor on my Ford, but it’s just a temperature/humidity sensor.
Tells us you don’t know what you are talking about without actually telling us.
70 cents uh huh, first they are way more than that. Second, there is a tons more that goes in to that cost from design, testing, certification (something that impacts vision goes through governmental regulations and testing). So yeah, whine about feature like that…
K buddy. It’s a glorified photodiode glued to the glass. Certification on adding rain-sensing isn’t this big huge thing, false-positives aren’t going to cause someone to crash.
And now you got labor of perfectly bonding the sensor to the glass under epoxy. And an additional windshield part number for the cars with and without the sensor, and the station in the factory is going to have to have a separate place to put the different parts. Combine that with HUD and non-HUD windshields. (Actually, I think it’s happening now because the forward collision camera is now standard, so they can use the differentiation on this)
How do you think the signal’s going to get to the BCM? Either you’re going to have to talk CAN, which is already there for the collision camera. But the collision camera is safety-critical, so you have to use the full CAN vehicle interface processor with safety-validated code. Otherwise you could talk LIN, but now you need a separate wire up to the roof.
How does rain sensing get turned on and off? With the wiper stalk. Again, now you got a separate wiper switch part number. So now the steering columns are differentiated at the factory. (Again, everybody has auto high beams due to the camera becoming mandatory, so the part variants are remaining constant)
It’ll mount in the same spot as the existing windshield temperature/humidity sensor. The adhesion isn’t microscopic precision– a measured amount of material, stick it on.
It’s three or four wires added to the harness. Most likely uses LIN. Depending on how it’s already set up, they could potentially use the exact same wiring as the existing windshield sensor.
The stalk is identical to non-sensing but the word AUTO printed on it. No wiring changes, switching between Auto and Manual is done through the touchscreen.
You’re really making a mountain out of a molehill. It cost a *ton* more to continue offering 6-passenger seating on the facelifted interiors, versus “new interior is full console only, old interior can retain the jumpseat”.
GM loves to pinch pennies. Remember the 2019-2020 half-tons, where anything below LT had a non-storage center console? Same shape as LT , but they deleted the hinge and handle so you couldn’t open it. That’s all kinds of tooling and engineering and parts numbers to offer a cheaper version of the standard console, just to catch longtime owners by surprise when their $45k Custom Trailboss has a center console that can’t store anything for the first time since the 80s.
“It’ll mount in the same spot as the existing windshield temperature/humidity sensor.”
There is no glass temperature sensor on these trucks. It was deleted in 2017.
“The stalk is identical to non-sensing but the word AUTO printed on it.”
No, there’s a latching pushbutton. It’s needed to disable the system when you go through a car wash so you don’t wreck the wiper mechanism.
The HD and LD are very different trucks. As Sam says the HD has no windshield temperature sensor and it doesn’t have a cabin humidity sensor. The LD needs it because it has auto start stop so the compressor is not always running.
There are other major HVAC differences in the LD. The LD is required to use R1234yf so it has a second heat exchanger and basically a totally different air conditioner, while the HD uses R134 because until recently it was illegal to use 1234yf in HD trucks.
Think I will just turn the wipers on when I see rain drops on my windshield and turn off when there isn’t no matter how labor intensive it is.
when or has production of the 2024HD started and when will dealers start receiving them.
I will not be buying a new one with out 120v outlet.
Finally Ford has had it. Forever!! I just traded a 2016 Platinum…my bad! For a 2020 Chevy High Country…and yes the 60000 truck does not have this feature.
Not even a console tray! Ford had both!! Chevy man my hole life. Ford from now on!!