Super Cruise is GM’s hand’s free driving assistance technology, and I recently tested it out in the 2022 Chevy Silverado 1500 High Country. Taking your hands off the wheel and letting the truck handle all the driving is undoubtedly an unnerving experience at first. Still, GM’s Super Cruise system proved to be the best I’ve used so far and quickly became an extremely relaxing driving experience.
I recently reviewed the 2022 Chevrolet Silverado in ZR2 form and commented on what a huge step forward the updated Silverado models are over the models they replace. This time, we look at GM’s Super Cruise system in the 2022 Silverado High Country.
Super Cruise uses a system of sensors and cameras to control the steering, braking, and acceleration functions of Super Cruise equipped vehicles.
The Super Cruise network comprises 200,000 miles of LiDAR mapped roads in the U.S. and Canada, with expansions to over 400,000 miles of roadways coming in the next couple of years. These roads are strictly divided highway freeways and interstates.
In my testing, GM’s Super Cruise was incredibly competent and maintained the center of the lane, even around corners. The autonomous lane change feature uses sensors to determine if a lane change would be efficient and safe and performs the maneuver without driver input. Drivers can cancel the operation just by hitting the turn signal stalk. Drivers can also initiate a lane change by using the signal stalk.
While not perfect, this is the best hands-free driving technology I’ve used in a vehicle. I look forward to seeing the continued innovation in this space.
Note: White this demo Silverado is equipped with Super Cruise, it is not currently available for purchase in the Silverado.