GM has shown the first cars that will be able to connect to its extended hands-free driving network

GM has shown the first cars that will be able to use Super Cruise’s enhanced road network. The business said in August that it will expand the size of the hands-free advanced driver assistance system (ADAS) network in the United States and Canada to over 400,000 miles (644,000 kilometers). Surprisingly, the first cars to receive access to this expanded Super Cruise network are the most recent high-end SUVs.

GM said cars with increased Super Cruise access will begin shipping in mid-November.

The following SUVs will be able to use the larger hands-free driving network, as long as they were built on October 3rd or later:

  • 2023 Chevrolet Tahoe – High Country and Premier trims
  • 2023 Chevrolet Suburban – High Country and Premier trims
  • 2023 Cadillac Escalade, Escalade ESV and Escalade-V
  • 2023 GMC Yukon Denali Ultimate

Existing Super Cruise cars based on GM’s Vehicle Intelligence Platform will acquire access to the extended network in the coming months through over-the-air upgrades. According to GM, Super Cruise will be available in 22 models throughout the world by the end of next year.

Ultra-Cruise is GM’s next-generation ADAS, which is now in pre-production and will be offered on certain premium vehicles. GM estimates that Ultra Cruise will first function on 2 million kilometres of North American roadways.