How Does Chevrolet’s Super Cruise System Work?

A Driver Using Chevrolet's Super Cruise System in a CarThe Chevrolet Super Cruise driver assistance technology helps the driver pay attention to the road while automatically controlling the vehicle’s speed and steering wheel on divided and compatible highways. The 2022 Bolt EUV Premier is the first-ever Chevrolet vehicle with this advanced technology, offering an immersive hands-free driving experience. In some Chevrolet models, this technology is paired with the standard Adaptive Cruise Control feature that controls acceleration and braking while enabled. With the help of built-in sensors, cameras and LiDAR data, both these driver-assistance technologies enhance your on-road experience. 

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The Super Cruise system requires a stable data connection for optimum accuracy, precise positioning, and real-time navigation support. Stay tuned to learn what you need, along with the steps to enable this state-of-the-art technology while driving your Chevrolet. 

What You Need 

  • Chevrolet Connected Services: To operate Super Cruise technology, you must have an active Chevrolet Connected Services plan apart from a steady and fast data connection. 
  • Enable and Disable Features: Make sure that the standard Adaptive Cruise Control is active with Forward Collision System set to Brake and Alert. If your vehicle is equipped with the Teen Driver Technology, please disable it while using the Super Cruise technology. 
  • Driving Considerations: Super Cruise works on divided and compatible highways, so make sure you are on highways with clear markings to keep the vehicle centred all the time. Please note that Super Cruise doesn’t mean the driver can go on auto-pilot mode; instead, it uses the Driver Attention System to detect whether you’re active and paying attention to the road or just lying back.  

Steps To Follow

Step 1:  Enabling Adaptive Cruise Control 

First, use the steering wheel button to activate the Adaptive Cruise Control. A green light indicates activated Adaptive Cruise Control. 

Step 2: Getting Ready

Before activating the Super Cruise be mindful of the driving considerations mentioned above. You must be on a divided and compatible highway, pay attention to the road and meet all the required driving conditions to activate the hands-free technology. 

Step 3: Activate Super Cruise 

Once you’re ready, press the Super Cruise button to engage the feature. Wait for the white Super Cruise symbol to turn green before removing your hands from the button, indicating that the feature is enabled and ready to monitor the steering wheel.

Pay Attention to the Details  

  • First Alert: When the system detects that the driver is not paying attention to the road, the steering wheel will offer the first alert by flashing green light on the steering-wheel light bar. 
  • Second Alert: When the driver fails to acknowledge the first warning light due to lack of attention, it turns red. It notifies the driver to manually handle the steering wheel and look at the road ahead. 
  • Third Alert: If the red light flashes too long, the driver will hear a voice prompt. This commands the driver to take control of the steering wheel immediately. If the driver fails to do so, the vehicle will slow down in the lane and eventually brake to come to a complete stop. 

When You Should Not Use Super Cruise 

There are some conditions when you avoid using Super Cruise for maximum on-road safety:

  • When towing a trailer
  • When you’re not on a divided and compatible highway 
  • While driving through a construction zone
  • Poor weather and road conditions
  • When lane markings are not visible 
  • On slippery or winding roads 

Got questions about Chevrolet’s Super Cruise hands-free driver assistance technology? Contact the experienced automobile professionals at Budds’ Chevrolet Buick GMC — an all-inclusive car dealership in Oakville, ON.