GM Expands Hands-Free Driving System to Rural Highways

GM plans to expand access to Super Cruise to allow drivers to use the hands-free Advanced Driver Assistance System (ADAS) on about 750,000 miles of roads in the U.S. and Canada.

The expansion, which will nearly double the automaker’s Super Cruise network by 2025, will include rural and minor highways, often connecting smaller cities and townships.

The automaker says that Super Cruise permits hands-free vehicle operation with an attentive driver and under the proper conditions. The technology functions with OnStar and uses real-time cameras, sensors, GPS and LiDAR map data to detect curves.

When activated, the system accelerates or brakes to maintain a selected following distance from a vehicle ahead, steers to keep its lane position, and automatically changes lanes to pass slower traffic. Drivers will also be able to deploy the system while towing a trailer.

The automatic lane change is not available while trailering, the company said.

The expanded Super Cruise network will not be accessible to owners of the Cadillac CT6, Chevrolet Bolt EUV and Cadillac XT6, according to the company.

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