WHAT IS SUPER CRUISE™?
Super Cruise† (Limited Availability) — will be available on the New 2022 GMC Sierra 1500 Denali and Denali Ultimate models†, the First Ever 2023 Yukon Denali Ultimate model†, as well as HUMMER EV Pickup and SUV models† — which is the first true hands-free driver-assistance technology for compatible roads. Super Cruise utilizes advanced technologies to provide the ease and convenience of hands-free driving. Thanks to Lane Change on Demand and Automatic Lane Change†, even changing lanes† is hands-free. It’s safe to say your commutes will never be the same.
Always pay attention while driving and when using Super Cruise. Do not use a hand-held device.
HOW SUPER CRUISE WORKS
With an attentive driver, and under the proper conditions, Super Cruise can permit hands-free operation of the vehicle. Super Cruise technology works with Adaptive Cruise Control† which can control acceleration and braking while it is enabled and operating to maintain a driver-selected following gap. Super Cruise functions with GMC Connected Services† and uses real-time cameras, sensors, GPS and LiDAR map data to help detect curves, helping to make long drives and commutes more comfortable.
WHAT YOU’LL NEED TO USE SUPER CRUISE
GMC CONNECTED SERVICES
Super Cruise functionality is enabled by a data connection for real-time, precise positioning and periodic Super Cruise map updates. In order to operate Super Cruise, you must have an active and eligible GMC Connected Services† plan. Super Cruise vehicles are also connected to OnStar® Emergency Services†, so Emergency-Certified OnStar Advisors can assist drivers should they become nonresponsive while Super Cruise is active.
All Super Cruise-equipped vehicles include 3 years of connectivity to support functionality, after which a Connected Services† plan must be purchased.
The following features in your vehicle must be activated:
Adaptive Cruise Control is: ON
Forward Collision System is set to: ALERT AND BRAKE
The following feature in your vehicle must be deactivated:
Teen Driver is: OFF
Make sure that:
- The vehicle is on a compatible road
- Lane markings are clearly visible (lane markings may be obscured, for example, by glare or poor weather conditions)
- Camera or radar sensors are not covered, obstructed or damaged
- The Driver Attention Camera system detects that the driver is paying attention to the road ahead
COMMUTES. ROADTRIPS. AND EVERYWHERE IN BETWEEN.
WHERE WILL SUPER CRUISE TAKE YOU?
Using LiDAR mapping technology, we’ve mapped over 200,000 miles of compatible roads in the U.S. and Canada. Your daily commute will never be the same. Search the map below to explore the compatible roads in the U.S.
Find Compatible Super Cruise Roads In The U.S.
HOW TO USE SUPER CRUISE?
In order to use Super Cruise, first press the Adaptive Cruise Control† button on the steering wheel to turn on Adaptive Cruise Control. The Adaptive Cruise Control symbol will illuminate in white on the instrument cluster. If Adaptive Cruise Control is already set, the symbol will be green with a speed shown.
When Super Cruise detects you are on a compatible road, paying sufficient attention and all other driving conditions are met (lane markings visible, GPS available, no system faults, etc.) a white Super Cruise symbol will display on the instrument cluster.
When it is safe to do so, press the Super Cruise button on the steering wheel to engage Super Cruise. When the symbol and steering-wheel light bar illuminate in green, you may remove your hands from the steering wheel. Do not remove your hands from the steering wheel unless the light bar is green, which indicates that Super Cruise is steering the vehicle. To disengage Super Cruise, press the Super Cruise button again or press the brake pedal.
Newly offered on select Super Cruise-equipped vehicles, available automatic lane change functionality† allows your vehicle to change lanes without any input from the driver while Super Cruise is active. When Automatic Lane Change is engaged, the gauge cluster will inform the driver when a lane change will occur and will gently guide the vehicle into a desired lane around the vehicle in its path. When Super Cruise is active, your vehicle will also change lanes if the current lane is ending, as well as pass (to the left) around slower moving vehicles and return to its original lane.
For Lane Change on Demand, when the driver activates the turn signal, the system will look for an acceptable opening in the indicated lane and alert other vehicles that a lane change is imminent. If the indicated lane is determined to be open, the vehicle will merge into the desired lane. Or, if the desired lane is unavailable, it will notify the driver that merging must be manually completed. The system will display messages, such as “looking for an opening” or “changing lanes,” to keep the driver informed.
LEARNING THE ALERT SYSTEM
Drivers must pay attention to the road at all times. Our Driver Attention System with proprietary head pose and eye gaze software helps make sure your eyes are on the road, and it alerts you when you need to pay more attention or take back control.
If the system detects that you may not be paying attention to the road ahead, the steering-wheel light bar flashes green to prompt you to return your attention to the road.
If the system determines continued lack of attention to the road ahead, the steering-wheel light bar flashes red to notify you to look at the road and steer the vehicle by firmly taking control of the steering wheel. Also, beeps will sound or the Safety Alert Seat, if equipped, will vibrate.
If the steering-wheel light bar flashes red for too long, a voice prompt will be heard. You should take over steering immediately; otherwise, the vehicle will slow in your lane of travel and eventually brake to a stop, as well as prompt an Emergency-Certified OnStar Advisor to call into the vehicle to check on you. Super Cruise and Adaptive Cruise Control will disengage.
Super Cruise may not be available or may disengage when active based on several operating conditions. Use the Super Cruise button on the steering wheel to view Driver Information Center (DIC) messages about system operation.
If the Super Cruise symbol does not appear, press the Super Cruise button to display a DIC message about why the system is unavailable.
Immediately after Super Cruise disengagement, press the Super Cruise button (within 10 seconds) to display a DIC message with the reason for disengagement.
For more information and instances for why Super Cruise may be disengaged or unavailable on your vehicle, see question 7 in the FAQ section at the bottom of this page.
WHEN NOT TO USE SUPER CRUISE
These are some of the situations when Super Cruise should not be activated:
- During difficult or uncertain driving conditions
- When lane markings are poor or visibility is limited
- In construction zones
- In slippery or in other adverse conditions, including rain, sleet, fog, ice or snow
- On a road shoulder or service drive
- On a freeway or highway exit lane
NOTE: Consult your Owner’s Manual for more important information about Super Cruise.
SUPER CRUISE UPGRADES
UPGRADE YOUR DRIVE
Through a simple software update, you can now enable Trailering on your Super Cruise vehicle.
This upgrade allows you to use Super Cruise while pulling a trailer, automatically adjusting the gap to the next vehicle ahead for extra stopping distance.
OTA SOFTWARE UPDATES
OTA (Over the Air) software updates allow specific GMC vehicles to receive mandatory updates and purchase optional functionality updates like the new Trailering for Super Cruise feature that allows hands-free driving while hauling a compatible trailer. OTA software updates are convenient and done 100% from the comfort of your own GMC vehicle — eliminating the need to wait in line at a dealership. Simply put, OTA software updates allow you to tackle new adventures while enjoying more of your vehicle’s new and exciting state-of-the-art capabilities. OTA software updates are easy to navigate and completed in five simple steps.
STEPS TO INSTALLING HANDS-FREE TRAILERING SOFTWARE UPDATE
*For your safety, please ensure you perform required steps only when prompted by the GMC vehicle’s screen.
1. An OTA vehicle update will appear on your Driver Information Center screen when available. To begin the update, tap Install Update.
2. An Important Notice will appear on the screen. To proceed with the update, tap Install Now.
3. Next, the system will ask you to perform three specific actions with your GMC vehicle: Vehicle in Park, Vehicle Off, Remove Key.
4. Once the three actions are complete, the system will begin programming the software and the update’s time remaining will appear on the screen.
5. Once the OTA vehicle software update is complete a green checkmark will appear on the screen.
LOOKING TO LEARN MORE?
For information pertaining to your specific vehicle, you may also view your Owner’s Manual.
To disengage Super Cruise, first grab the steering wheel then press the Super Cruise button again or press the brake pedal. If you press the brake pedal, Super Cruise and Adaptive Cruise Control will disengage.
No, Super Cruise will not steer to avoid safety situations, objects or road impediments. If equipped with Lane Change on Demand, you are able to prompt the system to change lanes for you. However, Super Cruise will not steer to avoid safety situations. You need to take control to steer around a traffic situation or object, merge into traffic, exit the highway, make a turn, or stop for crossing traffic or a traffic light, stop sign or other traffic control device. Super Cruise does not steer to avoid construction zones.
Begin to steer by firmly taking control of the steering wheel and the light bar should pulse blue. Once you are ready for Super Cruise to steer again, center the vehicle in the lane and wait for the steering wheel to turn green. You can remove your hands when the steering wheel is green.
It is important to always remember that Super Cruise is a convenience system and cannot accurately detect all situations. Super Cruise also cannot determine whether the driver is awake, asleep, impaired or properly focused on safe driving. Complete attention is always required while driving, even when using Super Cruise. The driver should always be prepared to take over steering or apply the brakes at any time.
Super Cruise will use the Adaptive Cruise Control† set speed, however if you have not set the Adaptive Cruise Control speed when Super Cruise has activated, it will use your current speed as the Adaptive Cruise Control set speed. In cases when vehicle speed is greater than the Set Speed or when Set Speed is above maximum allowed Super Cruise Speed, Set Speed will be equal to the vehicle speed. Super Cruise also will slow down around sharp curves.
Super Cruise map information is updated periodically. Automatic updates via your GMC Connected Services plan will occur for the latest Super Cruise road availability information. In the event that a map update is not completed within seven months, Super Cruise will be disabled. In order to get Super Cruise working again, you must either drive the vehicle long enough for the automatic updates via your GMC Connected Services plan to take effect or visit the dealer to have a new map update downloaded to the vehicle for a fee. Wi-Fi may be required for map updates. See your owner's manual for details.
Verify that Teen Driver is not active.
"Unavailable Turn on Adaptive Cruise Control”?
Adaptive Cruise Control must be on before Super Cruise can be enabled.
• Set speed is not required before enabling Super Cruise.
“Unavailable Set Forward Collision Setting to Alert and Brake”?
Super Cruise is disabled unless Alert and Brake is selected.
• Select the Settings menu, then Vehicle, then Collision/ Detection Systems, and then Forward Collision System.
• Set Forward Collision to Alert and Brake.
“Unavailable No Road Information”?
• There is no map information available for that portion of a controlled access road. Recent road reconstruction may turn off Super Cruise for that section of road until new map information is available.
• The vehicle is not on the correct type of road. A controlled access freeway or compatible divided highway is required for Super Cruise.
• The vehicle is approaching an interchange or intersection. The message will appear for 10 seconds or less.
“Unavailable Sensors Can’t Find Lane Lines”?
• Rain or snow is inhibiting the system’s ability to see lane lines.
• Direct sunlight is on the front camera at dawn or dusk.
• There are missing or poor lane line markings on the road.
• There is sun glare on the road surface.
• There is heavy rain, puddles, or road spray.
“Unavailable Sensor Can’t See Face Clearly”?
• Sun is shining into the Driver Attention System (DAS) camera.
• Dawn or dusk sun glare is on the driver’s face.
• Cups, food, hands, or other objects are obscuring the DAS view of the driver’s face.
• The steering column is pointed too high or low for the DAS to see the driver. Adjust the steering column or the seat if the message occurs frequently.
“Unavailable Looking Away From Road for Too Long”?
• The DAS system detects that the driver is not looking at the road.
“Unavailable Driving Too Fast”?
• The vehicle is traveling faster than 137 km/h (85 mph).The maximum Super Cruise speed in curves will vary based on how sharp the curve is. The vehicle will automatically decrease speed if needed.
“Unavailable Driving in Exit Lane”?
• The Super Cruise system has detected that the vehicle is in an exit lane.
“Unavailable GPS Signal Lost”?
• There is poor reception in isolated areas.
• Reception is being blocked by buildings or other large structures.
• The owner’s required Connected Services subscription may have ended.
“Unavailable You Have Taken Vehicle Control”?
• The brake pedal is being pressed.
• The Adaptive Cruise Control has been canceled or turned off.
“Unavailable Sensor Blocked”?
• Clear snow, ice, dirt, or other contaminants from the front and rear areas of the vehicle.
“Unavailable Sharp Curve”?
• Some curves are too sharp to be navigated by the Super Cruise system. Super Cruise will be available after the curve is traveled.
“Super Cruise Unavailable”?
• Super Cruise is unavailable for reasons not described in other messages.
“Super Cruise Locked Out See Owner’s Manual”?
• The driver did not take control of the vehicle when prompted by the Super Cruise system. The Super Cruise system will be disabled until the ignition is turned off and back on.
The Super Cruise system is a highly sophisticated system and should only be serviced by technicians with the proper training, tools and safety instructions, which are qualifications GMC dealers have. Without these qualifications the vehicle may become damaged.
Super Cruise is not available when Teen Driver is active.
Super Cruise will not brake the vehicle when approaching an intersection that is controlled by a traffic light or stop sign. Super Cruise will not detect vehicles crossing the road ahead, including at intersections, and will not automatically steer or brake to prevent a collision. You must manually brake and steer the vehicle. It is important that you always stay engaged and vigilant at all times while driving.
Consult your Owner’s Manual for further limitations.