GM to Double the Miles of the Super Cruise Road Network

Discussion in 'GM' started by xcel, Aug 3, 2022.

  1. xcel

    xcel PZEV, there's nothing like it :) Staff Member

    To date, GM customers have driven more than 34 million miles with Super Cruise engaged

    [​IMG] GM vehicles built on the VIP electrical architecture will be the first to receive the update later this year.

    GM announced that Super Cruise, the industry’s first true hands-free driver assistance technology, will soon be expanded so that it works on even more roads, giving customers greater accessibility to hands-free driving. By doubling the Super Cruise road network, hundreds of thousands of additional miles of roads in the U.S. and Canada can be explored hands-free.

    For new vehicles in the GM portfolio built on the VIP electrical architecture, the expansion will be available later this year and will be delivered at no additional charge, over-the-air starting in 2022 on Super Cruise-equipped models.

    Super Cruise currently works on mapped divided highways, known as interstates. This expansion will enable Super Cruise to work on many additional state and federal routes, a combination of undivided and divided highway roads. A few notable routes with large sections coming online with this expansion include:
    • The Mother Road – U.S. Route 66
    • Pacific Coast Highway – CA Route 1
    • Overseas Highway – U.S. Route 1
    • Trans-Canada Highway
    When Super Cruise is engaged, the vehicle’s precision LiDAR map data, real-time cameras, radars and GPS keep the vehicle traveling along the lane path for a hands-free driving experience. These systems work together through “sensor fusion” to create a sensory field around the vehicle that assists in keeping it centered in the lane while elevating the driver’s comfort and convenience.

    Super Cruise accelerates or brakes the vehicle to maintain a selected following gap from a vehicle ahead, steers to maintain lane position, and on select models when offered, can perform both driver and system-initiated lane changes to pass slower traffic and to move from a lane that may be ending, while monitoring the driver’s head position and/or eyes in relation to the road to help ensure driver attention.

    Personally, hands free means little to me but apparently it is a big deal to a lot of others.
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  2. EdwinTheMagnificent

    EdwinTheMagnificent Legend In His Mind

    I just don't want to be killed by one.
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  3. RedylC94

    RedylC94 Well-Known Member

    Will it dodge a big pothole if "keeping it centered in the lane" will result in hitting the pothole? Or how 'bout a dead animal in the lane? It's hard to program common sense into a computer.
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  4. BillLin

    BillLin PV solar, geothermal HVAC, hybrids and electrics

    You will probably receive a system warning, "tag you're it" half a second before your car smashes into the animal carcass.

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