GM doubles Super Cruise hands-free driving network

GM doubles Super Cruise hands-free driving network

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GM doubles Super Cruise hands-free driving network

Super Cruise network

DETROIT — General Motors plans to double its hands-free driving network to cover 400,000 miles in the U.S. and Canada starting this year.

Super Cruise, GM’s hands-free driver-assist technology, soon will be available on 400,000 miles of interstates and nondivided highways — typically state and federal routes — across the U.S. and Canada. That’s up from about 200,000 miles of divided highways today, GM said in a statement Wednesday.

The expanded mapping will roll out with Super Cruise-enabled vehicles that come to market in the fourth quarter, and it will be delivered via a free over-the-air update to current Super Cruise customers with a 2021 or 2022 model.

The expansion will allow customers to drive hands-free along interstates and large sections of notable routes, such as Route 66, stretching 2,400 miles between Chicago and Los Angeles; Route 1, extending 2,370 miles between Key West, Fla., and the Maine-Canada border; California’s Pacific Coast Highway; and the Trans-Canada Highway.

With the expansion, “all the little townships are going to be connected now,” David Craig, GM’s mapping specialist, told reporters this week. “This is expanding Super Cruise’s availability to many, many millions more customers.”

— Hannah Lutz

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