General Motors is Finally Expanding Super Cruise to Chevrolet
【Summary】Except the first vehicle to come with Cadillac’s high-tech driver-assist system is the upcoming Chevrolet Bolt EUV, which will arrive next summer.
For some unknown reason, General Motors has kept a strong grasp on its Super Cruise system. At a time when luxury automakers are pushing for advanced driver-assist systems that can be elevated to semi-autonomous capabilities, GM has a system that does something no other system in the world can – allow the driver to take his or her hands physically off the wheel. It's something no other automaker can claim. But the system, for reasons that only GM employees will know, has only been secluded to Cadillacs. That's going to change in the future.
Chevy Finally Getting Super Cruise
In a recent announcement where General Motors pretty much laid out its entire future – it's investing $20 billion by 2025 into its electrification plans, is coming out with new Ultium batteries that can travel up to 400 miles, and will be rolling out a global platform for all of its EVs – the automaker hid a little tidbit.
"The Bolt EUV will be the first vehicle outside of the Cadillac brand to feature Super Cruise, the industry's first true hands-free driving technology for the highway, which GM will expand to 22 vehicles by 2023, including 10 by next year."
As fans of Super Cruise, we've always wondered why GM never thought about expanding the suite to vehicles outside of Cadillac's realm. Apparently, it looks like GM was thinking the exact same thing, because Chevrolet's getting Super Cruise for its upcoming Bolt EUV that will be launched in summer 2021.
Not a lot of information is available for the upcoming Bolt EUV, except that it's expected to be an SUV with similar design elements as the current version. The larger size will mean more interior and cargo space, while GM's advancements in battery packs and charging times will also be on display with the vehicle.
Cadillac's Special System
Up until recently, Super Cruise was only found on one car: the 2017 CT6 sedan. It's been three long years, but Cadillac finally spread Super Cruise to more models, including the CT4, CT5, and Escalade. The system, though, will also be offered on 2021 models. What other vehicles will receive Super Cruise is still up to the imagination, but it's an important announcement.
Electric vehicles have become more than just efficient, futuristic ways of getting around. Tesla has made electric cars the primary way for automakers and companies to show off cutting-edge driver-assist systems. Cadillac's Super Cruise system is one of the best in the industry and continues to get better with more features and more available highways for "hands-off" driving.
It might be a little late, but GM expanding the list of cars with Super Cruise to automakers outside of Cadillac's circle is good news. It means other automakers will surely start to trickle their advanced driver-assist features down to more affordable options, too.
Vineeth Joel Patel
Joel Patel has been covering all aspects of the automotive industry for four years as an editor and freelance writer for various websites. When it comes to cars, he enjoys covering the merger between technology and cars. In his spare time, Joel likes to watch baseball, work on his car, and try new foods
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