Expanding North American Access to Hands-Free Driving
GM says they are committed to expanding access to advanced driver assistance systems (ADAS), bringing these technologies to more vehicles on more roads while prioritizing safe deployment. In addition, the company announced they want to help our customers expand their driving experience with these systems, increasing testing, validating and improving their ADAS technologies to provide GM customers with advanced features and systems, such as GM Super Cruise.
According to GM a key piece of Super Cruise’s accessibility is its road network, the compatible mapped highways where customers can engage the hands-free system. In August 2022, the company announced plans to double the Super Cruise road network to more than 400,000 miles (644,000 kilometres) of roads in the U.S. and Canada on select vehicles.
The first vehicles to receive this expansion will be full-size SUVs built on Oct. 3, 2022, or later, arriving in GM customers’ hands starting in mid-November 2022. In addition the following vehicles will have access:
2023 Chevrolet Tahoe – High Country and Premier trims
2023 Chevrolet Suburban – High Country and Premier trims
2023 Cadillac Escalade, Escalade ESV and Escalade-V
2023 GMC Yukon Denali Ultimate
For existing Super Cruise vehicles built on GM’s VIP electrical architecture, GM will expand the road network starting in the coming months via over-the-air (OTA) updates at no additional charge. OTA software updates can provide more enhancements over time for eligible vehicles. Through the connectivity of GM vehicles, OTA updates are automatically downloaded and installed with the simple push of a button.
Super Cruise will be available on 22 vehicles globally by the end of 2023. Ultra Cruise will later be available on certain premium entries. Together, these technologies will bring ADAS to more customers on more vehicles, in more regions at more price points.