Are You Ready for Trucks Equipped With Super Cruise?

The 2023 GMC Sierra 1500 Denali pulling a trailer while using Super Cruise.

Where Can I Use the Super Cruise Feature for My Truck?

Did anyone else think that we’d have flying fully autonomous vehicles by the second decade of the 21st century? Maybe that goal was a bit too lofty. However, the industry is closer than ever to producing such a platform – the autonomous part, not the flying part. General Motors is closer to realizing this dream than most automakers thanks to the Super Cruise system. Not all that long ago Super Cruise was only found in Cadillac platforms. Starting in 2022, it can be found in the Chevy Silverado High Country as well as with the GMC 1500 Denali. Since this will be a new technology to most Budds’ Chevy customers, we understand if you’re wondering, ‘Where can I use the Super Cruise feature for my truck,’ Let’s take a look at a few things you might want to know.

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GM and a team from the company’s Canadian Technical Centre developed Super Cruise to be used on marked highways with clear centre lines and lines showing where the road’s shoulder starts. The Super Cruise system uses a combination of LiDAR map data, GPS and other camera-based sensors to keep the vehicle in the center of the lane, while also maintaining a safe distance from other traffic.

Can I Sleep While Using Super Cruise?

It is crucial to point out that a vehicle equipped with Super Cruise still requires drivers to remain alert and in control of the vehicle. There is a small camera mounted on top of the Super Cruise-equipped vehicle’s steering column that monitor’s the driver’s behaviour. A series of notifications will start letting the driver know that they need to turn their attention back to the road if they stop paying proper attention. This will include audible tones and a light that flashes on top of the steering wheel itself.

Does Super Cruise work off-road?

No, it doesn’t. Currently, Super Cruise can only be engaged by the driver when he or she is travelling on properly marked roads, like highways with clearly marked lanes of travel. 

While Super Cruise isn’t yet ready to be used in an off-road environment, Chevy and GMC truck buyers can get a little help when it comes to towing. The pickup truck version of Super Cruise takes into account the extra drag and additional stopping distances that come with pulling a trailer. This will allow drivers to take full advantage of all the benefits Super Cruise has to offer, while also getting some hard work done.

Make an appointment with a Budds’ Chevy product expert, today, if you would like to make sure you can take home the latest Chevy or GMC trucks equipped with Super Cruise as soon as they are available.