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GO WITH CONFIDENCE: THE SAFETY AND DRIVER ASSISTANCE TECHNOLOGY OFFERED ON GMC TRUCKS AND SUVS

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GMC understands safety is an important consideration for drivers who are looking to buy or lease a new vehicle.

That’s why the innovative safety and driver-assistance technologies available on GMC vehicles help offer awareness of potential road hazards, help encourage safe driving habits and bring added confidence. This comprehensive approach will give you a world-class driving experience and can help people inside and outside of the vehicle stay safe.

It’s important to remember these safety or driver assistance features are no substitute for the driver’s responsibility to operate the vehicle in a safe manner. The driver should remain attentive to traffic, surroundings and road conditions at all times. Visibility, weather, and road conditions may affect feature performance. Read the vehicle’s Owner’s Manual for more important feature limitations and information.

TECHNOLOGICAL INNOVATIONS

You can’t predict what can happen out on the road. A vehicle equipped with advanced safety and driver assistance technologies can help you avoid a potential collision.

This is where GMC Pro Safety and GMC Pro Safety Plus play a role. These two suites of innovative technologies are currently available for 2021 Terrain, Acadia, Yukon and Yukon XL. Looking ahead, GMC Pro Safety and GMC Pro Safety Plus availability is intended to expand in the future.

GMC Pro Safety includes the following:

  • Forward Collision Alert can warn you if it detects a potential front-end collision with a vehicle you are following so you can quickly take action. The system also can provide a tailgating alert if you are following a detected vehicle much too closely.
  • Automatic Emergency Braking works with Forward Collision Alert to help you avoid or reduce the severity of a front-end collision with a detected vehicle you’re following. This feature works at speeds below 50 mph. Camera technology is used to automatically provide hard emergency braking or enhance the driver’s hard braking.
  • Lane Keep Assist with Lane Departure Warning uses a brief, gentle steering wheel turn to alert you when you may be unintentionally drifting out of detected lane lines, so you can steer to stay safely in your lane. If needed, you may receive additional Lane Departure Warning alerts. System alerts do not occur if you’re using your turn signal or it detects you may be intentionally leaving your lane.
  • Following Distance Indicator displays the gap time in seconds between your vehicle and a detected vehicle you’re following. This can help you decide if you’re following much too closely.
  • Front Pedestrian Braking can help you avoid or reduce the severity of a front-end collision with a pedestrian it detects directly ahead of you. It provides pedestrian alerts and can even automatically provide hard emergency braking or enhance the driver’s hard braking. The system works at speeds below 50 mph during the daytime. It has limited nighttime and low visibility performance.
  • IntelliBeam® can automatically turn the vehicle’s high-beam headlamps on and off according to surrounding traffic conditions.

GMC Pro Safety Plus includes the above listed technologies, as well as:

  • Lane Change Alert with Side Blind Zone Alert can provide side-mirror visual alerts when a detected moving vehicle is quickly approaching or is in your side blind zone. It can help you avoid lane change collisions.
  • Rear Cross Traffic Alert can warn you of detected left or right cross traffic behind your vehicle when you’re in Reverse.
  • Rear Park Assist can provide distance alerts to nearby detected objects behind your vehicle to help you park and avoid collisions at low speeds.

A BETTER VIEW

From navigating tight parking lots to hitching up a trailer, driving a GMC means added views with the help of available camera technologies that are accessed through the infotainment screen.

The availability of camera views is different across the GMC lineup with the 2021 Yukon offering up to a class-leading 9 camera views.

The types of camera views from GMC include:

  • High-Definition Rear Vision Camera shows you a high-resolution digital image of the area directly behind your vehicle when you’re in Reverse at low speeds. This may help you park and avoid nearby objects.
  • High Definition Surround Vision uses multiple cameras to display a digital overhead image of the area around your vehicle along with Rear Vision Camera or front views. It works at low speeds and may help you park and avoid nearby objects. You can select additional views on your camera display.
  • Hitch Guidance with Hitch View displays a guideline on the Rear Vision Camera view when you’re in Reverse to help line up your hitch to your trailer and offers a close-up Hitch View. When driving, Hitch Guidance with Hitch View also allows you to briefly check your trailer using the Rear Vision Camera view.
  • Rear Camera Mirror uses a camera to provide you a wide and less obstructed view behind the vehicle while you’re driving. You can switch between the camera view and a traditional rear-view mirror.

HELPING YOU REMEMBER

All of us can occasionally be absentminded.

A busy day at work or running errands may cause you to be distracted and forget to grab items from the back seat. However, with Rear Seat Reminder you’ve got some help in remembering to check the back seat before leaving the vehicle. The technology is standard on 2021 vehicles Acadia, Terrain, Yukon, Yukon XL, Sierra 1500 and Sierra Heavy Duty.

While it doesn’t detect people or objects in the rear seat, Rear Seat Reminder does monitor the vehicle’s rear doors. The feature is intended to activate if a person opens and closes either rear door within 10 minutes before the vehicle is started.

Rear Seat Reminder is active only once the vehicle is turned on and off and requires reactivation on a second trip. In addition, the system may activate under some circumstances even though nothing is in the rear seat.

SUPPORTING SAFE DRIVING BEHAVIORS

Experience is a significant part to safely operating a motor vehicle. It’s also something teenage drivers have yet to develop.

That’s why GMC made Teen Driver. This technology not only helps to reinforce safe driving habits, like wearing your seat belt and watching your speed, but provides feedback on a teen’s driving performance through an in-vehicle report card.

To activate Teen Driver, owners program the equipped vehicle key fob. Once registered, the vehicle will operate under the following parameters:

  • The Driver Information Center will have a message alerting that Teen Driver is active
  • The audio system is muted when the driver or front passenger seat belts are unfastened
  • Certain available safety and driver assistance features (if vehicle is equipped) will default to “ON” and cannot be turned off
  • Report Card data will accumulate with each trip

Parents can use a custom PIN to enable features, which include:

  • Speed warning, programmable between 40–75 mph
  • Audio volume limit
  • Speed limiter (85 mph, if equipped)

LEARN MORE

Drivers want to feel ready for anything when they’re behind the wheel.

And with GMC, you’ll get the benefit of safety and driver assistance features to help you feel confident and safe.

Learn more about how General Motors puts safety at the center of its vehicles with these and other technologies by visiting the GMC Safety page.

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