Super Cruise “Hands-Free” Driving for Chevy Pickup

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Source: Chevrolet announcement

DETROIT –The 2022 Chevrolet Silverado becomes the first pickup from the brand to offer the Super Cruise driver-assistance system, GM’s unique hands-free driving feature.

“The Silverado is legendary and continues to excite both new and loyal customers. For the new 2022 model, we’ve enhanced the Silverado lineup to build on its success, giving customers more choice, a refined design and new technology options,” said Kelly MacDonald, director, Chevrolet Truck Marketing.

One of those technology options is the availability of Super Cruise, what Chevrolet calls the industry’s first true hands-free driver-assistance technology for compatible roads. It is available on Silverado High Country and can be used on more than 200,000 miles (320,000 km) of compatible roads in the U.S. and Canada.

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Super Cruise employs many advanced technology features, including a Driver Attention System and precision LiDAR map data. The Driver Attention System uses a small camera located on the top of the steering column and works with infrared lights to determine where the driver is looking whenever Super Cruise is in operation.

If the Driver Attention System detects the driver’s gaze has turned away from the road ahead for too long, the steering wheel light bar will prompt the driver to return their attention to the road. If the system determines continued inattentiveness, it will use visible and audible alerts to notify the driver to take back control of the wheel.

Super Cruise can be used when trailering with the Silverado, with specific calibrations designed to account for the additional drag and increased braking distance that comes with trailering. When not trailering, Lane Change on Demand and Automatic Lane Change are also available with Super Cruise.

The 2022 Silverado’s capability to tow hands-free on compatible roads adds to trailering technology leadership that includes up to eight available cameras. No competitor offers more camera views10. The available Advanced Trailering System with an in-vehicle trailering app11 helps make trailering easier from departure to arrival.

In addition to Super Cruise, the 2022 Silverado also offers other driver-assistance features with trailering in mind, including Trailer Side Blind Zone Alert8, which accounts for the length of the trailer when changing lanes, and enhancements to Adaptive Cruise Control8 to enable use while trailering.

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For the new 2022 Silverado, Chevy Safety Assist8, a suite of six standard active safety features, is standard on every trim, and includes Forward Collision Alert, Lane Keep Assist with Lane Departure Warning, Automatic Emergency Braking, Front Pedestrian Braking, Following Distance Indicator, and IntelliBeam auto high beams.

Additional safety features such as HD Rear Vision Camera8 and Buckle to Drive are standard across the lineup for the new 2022 Silverado models.

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Mike Geylin
Mike Geylin

Mike Geylin is the Editor-in-Chief at Hagman Media. Geylin has been in automotive communications for five decades working in all aspects of the industry from OEM to supplier to motorsports as well as reporting for both newspapers and magazines on the industry.