GM to offer semi-autonomous trailer hauling

GM to offer semi-autonomous trailer hauling

Super Cruise feature to be available on high-end GMC pickups with haul mode.

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Detroit, Michigan – General Motors' Super Cruise, a semi-autonomous system that follows the road, brakes for surrounding vehicles, and handles other basic driving tasks for highway driving, will be available for 2022 GMC Sierra 1500 Denali pickups with a trailer-haul mode.

Super Cruise is available on more than 200,000 miles of compatible roads in the U.S. and Canada.

Super Cruise uses a driver attention system andprecision LiDAR map data in addition to real-time cameras, sensors, and GPS.

The driver attention system uses a small camera located on the top of the steering column and works with infrared lights to determine where the driver is looking whenever Super Cruise is in operation. If the driver attention system detects the driver has turned their gaze away from the road ahead for too long, the steering wheel light bar will prompt the driver to return their attention to the road.

Super Cruise has been available on a handful of Cadillac car models, but extending it to pickups adds complexity as vehicles must monitor road and traffic conditions for trailers.