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AdviceA look at Super Cruise technology

A look at Super Cruise technology


As autonomous driving technology continues to evolve, one of the most talked-about systems in recent years is the Super Cruise. Developed by General Motors, this advanced driver assistance system offers drivers the ability to experience hands-free driving on compatible roads, making for a more comfortable and enjoyable experience. This article will explore the Super Cruise system’s features and the future implications of this groundbreaking technology.


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Super Cruise: A Brief Overview


 Super Cruise is an advanced driver assistance system developed by General Motors, currently available in select Cadillac, GMC, and Chevrolet models. This innovative technology allows drivers to enjoy hands-free driving on more than 600,000 kilometres of compatible roads in North America, primarily on divided highways with limited access points and no cross traffic. The system uses a combination of cameras, sensors, and LiDAR mapping to monitor the vehicle’s surroundings and maintain a safe distance from other vehicles, stay within lane markings, and regulate speed.


Super Cruise is one of the few truly hands-free systems offered in North America. Once the system detects that it can safely operate, it notifies the driver with a green LED display. From there, the driver can take their hands off of the steering wheel and the system will follow the road, keep a safe distance from other vehicles, and can even automatically change lanes.


“When our clients try Super Cruise for the first time, what they first notice is how linear the technology behaves, and how natural it feels. The technology is designed to behave the way a real driver would and in the process enhance the feeling of confidence you feel behind the wheel”, says a sales rep at Steele Valley Chevrolet in Nova Scotia.


Benefits of Super Cruise


  • Enhanced safety: Super Cruise reduces the risk of accidents caused by driver fatigue or distraction by assisting with driving tasks on compatible roads, maintaining a safe distance from other vehicles, and staying within lane markings.


  • Improved driving experience: With Super Cruise, drivers can experience a more relaxed and enjoyable drive, as the system takes over some of the responsibilities associated with highway driving.


  • Reduced driver fatigue: Long drives on Canadian highways can be tiresome, especially for those who commute long distances. Super Cruise offers relief from constant driving tasks, reducing overall driver fatigue.


  • Paving the way for autonomous driving: Super Cruise is a significant step towards fully autonomous driving, showcasing the potential benefits and capabilities of such technology.


Towing with Super Cruise


One of the most impressive features of the Super Cruise system is its ability to function on trucks even when towing. The system takes into account the length of the trailer you are towing as well as the vehicle dynamics which change when you add weight to provide optimal driving assistance even when using a Chevrolet or GMC truck to tow.


“Whether you buy a truck, an SUV, or even an electric vehicle, you can enjoy the impressive features of Super Cruise and really get the most out of your experience” says a sales representative at Grenier Chevrolet in Quebec.


The Super Cruise system is revolutionizing the driving experience in Canada by offering drivers the opportunity to experience hands-free driving on compatible highways. Despite the challenges that remain to be addressed, this groundbreaking technology showcases the potential of autonomous driving and sets the stage for a future where such systems become commonplace on Canadian roads. With continued advancements and improvements, the Super Cruise system and similar technologies will undoubtedly reshape the way we navigate our highways and contribute to a safer, more enjoyable driving experience.




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