GM Expands Super Cruise Coverage to 1.2 Million Kilometers Across North America

General Motors (GM) has significantly expanded where its semi-autonomous driving technology Super Cruise can operate, almost doubling its coverage on North American roads.

This expansion now allows GM vehicles equipped with Super Cruise to navigate 1,200,000km (750,000 miles) of roads across the U.S. and Canada, marking a significant leap from the previous 640,000km (400,000 miles). This update includes a mix of divided highways, minor highways, and two-lane roads, extending into some rural and small-town areas.

The update, rolled out through over-the-air (OTA) software updates, has begun and is expected to continue into 2025. As GM rolls out these updates, the company says most Super Cruise-equipped vehicles will receive this expansion except for the Cadillac CT6, Chevrolet Bolt EUV and Cadillac XT6, highlighting a move towards focusing on newer or more premium models for the latest advancements.

Here’s a comparison of the coverage area of Super Cruise before and after the update.

GM powers Super Cruise with Lidar, which maps every kilometer of compatible highways, a stark contrast to systems like Tesla’s Autopilot. The latest expansion not only includes automatic lane changes and the ability to change lanes on demand but also introduces features like hands-free trailering, allowing drivers to tow with Super Cruise active on compatible roads.

The automaker was planning on releasing a beefier version of Super Cruise called Ultra Cruise, but those plans have changed with the automaker now planning to merge the two systems.

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