In a statement, GM announced plans to expand routes that operate with Super Cruise. While the current network has 325,000 kilometers of motorways, it will double to 650,000 kilometers by the end of the year. This project aims to expand the possibilities of free autonomous driving in the United States and Canada, underlines the manufacturer.
Super Cruise will operate on many more routes
Super Cruise is an ADAS (Advanced Driver Assistance Systems) or driver assistance system that has been fitted to General Motors vehicles since 2017. It uses data from LiDAR maps, GPS, radar and visual sensors to render self-driving cars.
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In 2019, Super Cruise operated on approximately 325,000 kilometers of divided highways, i.e. the multi-lane roads separated by median barriers. Today, GM wants to extend that coverage to 625,000 kilometres. ” This expansion will allow Super Cruise to operate on additional divided highways, but the big news is that most of the expansion will allow it to operate on undivided highways. says David Craig, GM mapping manager.
The automaker says the update applies to its cars equipped with the Vehicle Intelligence Platform (VIP) system, which include the Cadillac CT4, CT5, Escalade, GMC Hummer EV, Sierra 1500 and the Silverado 1500. Last fall , the company said it was working on the successor to Super Cruise, dubbed Ultra Cruise. The latter will offer more assistance features including maneuvers in town and in the suburbs.
GM is banking on its self-driving system to hopefully become a market leader in the future. However, the company still has a long way to go to emulate other manufacturers such as Tesla.