2022 Silverado, Sierra Get Enhanced Super Cruise

August 13th, 2021 by

Available on over 200,000 miles of roads and highways, Super Cruise has proven the feature as not only useful, but as a way to help engage drivers with their vehicles as they find ways to make driving easier.

General Motors announced recently that the Super Cruise feature will become available on the 2022 GMC Sierra 1500, as well as be available on the Chevrolet Silverado 1500.

What is Super Cruise? It is a semi-autonomous driving feature that enables the 2022 Chevrolet Silverado 1500 and GMC Sierra 1500 to drive itself for brief moments on certain roads. This is made possible by precision LiDAR map data, high precision GPS, a state-of-the-art driver attention system, and a network of camera and radar sensors.

This feature also adds other pieces of driver assistance components to make it work. Automatic lane-centering is key to the Super Cruise. This enables a perfect line down the road as the sensors pick up any deviations from it.

There are some enhancements made specifically for the Chevrolet Silverado 1500 and GMC Sierra 1500. These enhancements include:

Trailering – Customers will be able to trailer their boat, camper and more while driving hands-free.
Automatic lane change – The technology can indicate when a lane change is optimal and initiate the maneuver, while following signaling protocols.
Enhanced navigation display – Super Cruise compatible roads will be displayed in the in-vehicle navigation systems for vehicles equipped with the embedded Google Maps app and show routes available for hands-free driving, during route selection.

Super Cruise requires an active OnStar service plan with emergency services to function. That way, it can use communication signals to assist in ensuring the feature works properly based on GPS positioning. If something does go wrong, OnStar is contacted to intervene and assist the vehicle and its occupants.

This driver attention system helps to keep drivers engaged and detects when drivers need to pay more attention to the road. Even while using Super Cruise, drivers must always pay attention and not use a handheld device.

Dieffenbach GM Superstore is happy to welcome the expansion of the Super Cruise technology on the 2022 Chevrolet Silverado 1500 and the GMC Sierra 1500. Contact us to find out more about this technology. We are ready to order one for you today!

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