GM to expand its Super Cruise network, adding hundreds of thousands of miles of ‘hands-free’ roads

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General Motors (GM) has announced a monolithic enlargement to its Super Cruise hands-free operator assistance network. The enlargement volition treble the size of the existent Super Cruise web to implicit 400,000 miles of compatible roadways and volition soon beryllium disposable to implicit 20 GM models.

Super Cruise is simply a hands-free operator assistance diagnostic introduced by GM for its marques years ago. It uses adaptive cruise control exertion and connected services in the conveyance to navigate LiDAR-enabled representation information utilizing real-time positioning, cameras, and sensors.

The effect is an EV that tin power its ain acceleration and braking portion connected compatible roads. In caller years, GM has added upgrades to Super Cruise to see caller functions, similar automatic lane changes.

We’ve seen Super Cruise successful enactment connected GM vehicles similar the Chevy Bolt EV and EUV, and the American automaker reported that implicit 34 cardinal miles with Super Cruise engaged person been driven by its customers to date.

Following an announcement this morning, GM volition beryllium importantly bolstering the size of the Super Cruise web successful the US and Canada and volition grow functionality to 22 antithetic models successful the adjacent 18 months.

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Source: General MotorsSuper Cruise is expanding to 22 GM vehicles by 2023

According to its property release, General Motors is doubling the Super Cruise web successful North America to screen implicit 400,000 miles of roads. Previously, the web was lone mapped retired against interstate highways, but it volition present beryllium disposable connected galore authorities and national routes arsenic well. Here are a mates of notable routes successful the expansion:

US Route 66 (The Mother Road) CA Route 1 (Pacific Coast Highway) US Route 1 (Overseas Highway) Trans-Canada Highway

In summation to the representation expansion, GM is besides adding functionality to much of its vehicles, peculiarly those built connected the caller VIP architecture. This includes EVs similar the Cadillac Lyriq, GMC Hummer EV, Chevy Silverado EV, Blazer EV, and more. GM Chief Engineer, Super Cruise, Mario Maiorana spoke:

GM is each successful erstwhile it comes to accessible precocious operator assistance technology. We are adding Super Cruise to much vehicles than ever, and connected much roads for much customers to experience. We are pursuing what we judge to beryllium the astir broad way to autonomy successful the manufacture with liable deployment of automated driving exertion similar Super Cruise astatine the halfway of what we do.

All successful all, General Motors volition adhd Super Cruise to 22 caller vehicles earlier the extremity of 2023. The enlargement volition statesman rolling retired connected 2022 models connected the VIP architecture aboriginal this twelvemonth arsenic a escaped over-the-air (OTA) update, portion 2023 models should travel with the expanded web entree already activated. Check retired Super Cruise successful enactment below:

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