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HOW TO EXPERIENCE HANDS-FREE DRIVING WITH SUPER CRUISE

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From the daily commute to a cross-country adventure, driving can take a lot out of a person.

That’s where Super Cruise™ (Limited Availability) can help take out some of the stress of stop-and-go traffic or a long day of being on-the-go on compatible roadways and with your eyes on the road. Super Cruise is the industry’s first true hands-free driver assistance technology for compatible roads and functions with GMC Connected Services. It will be available for the new 2022 GMC Sierra 1500 Denali (available Spring of 2022) and standard for the Sierra Denali Ultimate (available Spring of 2022), the most advanced and luxurious pickup in its class. Both include up to three years of access to Super Cruise functionality.

With Super Cruise, drivers can travel hands-free on more than 200,000 miles of compatible roads in the U.S. and Canada. And with Sierra Denali and Denali Ultimate, Super Cruise will have the added conveniences of Lane Change on Demand and Automatic Lane Change. Drivers can even use the trucks’ Super Cruise feature to towa trailer (Lane Change on Demand and Automatic Lane Change not available while trailering).

See how easy it is to give your hands a rest with Super Cruise, and the new Sierra Denali and Denali Ultimate.

CUTTING-EDGE TECHNOLOGY

With 200,000 miles and counting of compatible highways in the U.S. and Canada, there are plenty of regions where attentive drivers can take advantage of Super Cruise.

The system uses a data connection from GMC Connected Services for real-time precise positioning and periodic Super Cruise map updates. The vehicle’s cameras, sensors and LiDAR map data are used to help the driver stay centered in their lane while driving hands-free. This helps detect road positioning, curves, current travel speed and surrounding vehicles. Adaptive Cruise Control operates the vehicle’s acceleration and braking when Super Cruise is enabled. This allows the vehicle to maintain a driver-selected following gap.

Inside the cabin is a Driver Attention System consisting of a camera integrated on top of the steering column and infrared emitters integrated into the steering wheel. These components help ensure the driver is paying attention.

GOING HANDS-FREE

There’s no trick to using Super Cruise if all the required conditions are met.

To start, a driver must already be using Adaptive Cruise Control.

A Super Cruise symbol will display on the instrument cluster if a compatible road is detected. The driver can then press the Super Cruise button on the steering wheel when it is safe to do so. Once the Super Cruise symbol and light bar on the steering wheel turn green, and the vehicle is centered in the lane, the driver can remove their hands from the wheel.

Drivers must always pay attention to the road while using Super Cruise. Otherwise the Driver Attention System will initiate three separate prompts until the driver returns their attention to the road.

  • First Prompt: The light bar on the steering wheel will begin flashing green to alert the driver to return attention back to the road.
  • Second Prompt: The steering wheel light bar will flash red until the driver firmly takes hold of the steering wheel. In addition, chimes will sound, and the Safety Alert Seat will vibrate. The vehicle’s acceleration will disengage, but Adaptive Cruise Control will remain functioning.
  • Third Prompt: A voice will inform the driver to take control immediately of the steering wheel if the light bar continues to flash red. If the driver doesn’t take immediate control, the system will slow the vehicle and bring it to a complete stop in the lane of travel. An Emergency-Certified OnStar Advisor will call into the vehicle to check on the driver. Super Cruise and Adaptive Cruise Control will also be disengaged until the next ignition cycle.

ENHANCED NAVIGATION

Sometimes even the shortest trips behind the wheel of a vehicle require preparation, whether that’s having a full tank of fuel or the best possible route. That’s why drivers have a convenient way to plan for hands-free driving on Super Cruise compatible roads by using Google Maps™ on the new multicolor 13.4-inch diagonal touch-screen and GMC Infotainment System equipped with available Google built-in.

Super Cruise-compatible roadways will appear as part of the route overview on the touch-screen and will be distinguished in a white highlight.

The white line will disappear once a driver has selected a route and the view on the touch-screen is showing the route as active. Drivers need only select the Alternate Routes Overview on the touch-screen to switch views and find a Super Cruise compatible road. In addition, the new large touch-screen allows for a wide range of screen combination and reconfigurability.

HANDS-FREE MANEUVERS

It’s not just curves and travel speed that Super Cruise is capable of handling for the Sierra Denali and Denali Ultimate.

Drivers can also let Super Cruise do the work of changing lanes when traveling on a compatible road.

For example, if the vehicle is traveling on a divided freeway at a set speed of 65–70 mph and is behind someone traveling 60 mph, the system’s Automatic Lane Change when enabled will look for an opening once the following gap is shortened. If a suitable opening is detected, Super Cruise will automatically initiate the turn signal and change lanes without the driver doing anything other than paying attention to the road.

If no opening is detected, Super Cruise will slow the vehicle to a minimum gap distance until an opening is found.

Drivers can also opt to use the turn signal for Lane Change on Demand. When the turn signal is activated by the driver, the system will look for an acceptable opening in the desired lane and alert other vehicles that a lane change is imminent. The vehicle will change into the desired lane if an opening is detected. If the lane is unavailable, the driver will be notified that changing into a lane must be completed manually. The system will display messages like “looking for an opening” or “changing lanes.”

When a driver initiates a manual lane change, they need only take control of the wheel. The light bar on the steering wheel will automatically change color from green to blue. Once the maneuver is completed, the driver can remove their hands from the wheel once the vehicle is centered in the lane and the steering wheel light bar turns green.

HANDS-FREE CAPABILITY

There are certain expectations drivers have for GMC pickup trucks when it comes to the latest in technology and professional-grade capability.

That’s why Super Cruise has been enhanced for the new Sierra Denali and Denali Ultimate to function while trailering. The technology is compatible with trailers up to the allowable weight limits of both trucks (Lane Change on Demand and Automatic Lane Change are not available while trailering).

In addition, the new Denali and Denali Ultimate have a powertrain lineup that will be ready for work or play. The 3.0L Duramax® Turbo-Diesel engine with a 10-speed automatic transmission will be available for both trims. This powerful and efficient diesel has best-in-class 277 diesel horsepower. Its 460 lb.-ft. of torque, meanwhile, offers plenty of pulling strength. There’s also the 6.2 L V8, which will be standard for Denali Ultimate and available for Denali. This powertrain is mated to a 10-speed automatic transmission and will offer 420 hp and 460 lb.-ft. of torque.

So whether it’s pulling a utility trailer for a home project or an RV for a camping trip, drivers not only have plenty of power under the hood but can let Super Cruise give their hands a rest while keeping their eyes on the road.

CHECK OUT MORE

With the ability to log miles with ease and convenience, Super Cruise will take any commute or road trip to a whole new level.

Visit the Super Cruise page to learn more about how this true hands-free driver-assistance technology can be used on compatible roadways.

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  • Always pay attention while driving and when using Super Cruise. Do not use a handheld device. Requires active Super Cruise plan or trial. Terms apply. Visit gmc.com/connectivity-technology/super-cruise for compatible roads and full details. No longer available to order. Starting with June 13, 2022, Model Year 2022 Sierra 1500 will no longer be equipped with Super Cruise.

  • Connected vehicle services vary by vehicle model and require active service plan, working electrical system, cell reception and GPS signal. OnStar links to emergency services. See onstar.com for details and limitations.

  • Class is half-ton gasoline and diesel pickups.

  • Lane Change on Demand and Automatic Lane Change not available while trailering. Always pay attention while driving and when using Super Cruise. Do not use a hand-held device. Requires active Super Cruise plan or trial. Terms apply. Visit gmc.com/connectivity-technology/super-cruise for compatible roads and full details.

  • Before you buy a vehicle or use it for trailering, carefully review the trailering section of the Owner’s Manual. The weight of passengers, cargo and options or accessories may reduce the amount you can tow.

  • 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.

  • Certified by the International Academies of Emergency Dispatch®.

  • Functionality varies by model. Full functionality requires compatible Bluetooth and smartphone, and USB connectivity for some devices.

  • Google built-in services are subject to limitations and availability may vary by vehicle, infotainment system and location. Select service plan required. Certain Google actions and functionality may require account linking. User terms and privacy statements apply. Google, Google Play, and Google Maps are trademarks of Google LLC.

  • Requires 2022 Sierra 1500 Limited model with available Duramax® 3.0L Turbo-Diesel engine. Other GM vehicle max ratings will vary.

  • Class is half-ton gasoline and diesel pickups.

  • 7,700-lb rating requires a properly equipped 2WD Canyon Elevation Crew Cab short bed model with available Duramax 2.8L I4 Diesel engine and Trailering Package. Before you buy a vehicle or use it for trailering, carefully review the trailering section of the Owner’s Manual. The weight of passengers, cargo and options or accessories may reduce the amount you can tow.

  • The Manufacturer’s Suggested Retail Price excludes destination freight charge, tax, title, license, dealer fees, and optional equipment. Dealer sets final price. Click here to see all GMC vehicles’ destination freight charges.

  • Requires 4WD Crew Cab Short Bed with available 6.2L V8 engine and Max Trailering Package. Before you buy a vehicle or use it for trailering, carefully review the trailering section of the Owner’s Manual. The weight of passengers, cargo and options or accessories may reduce the amount you can tow.

  • Requires Sierra 3500 HD Regular Cab Long Bed 2WD DRW with available Duramax 6.6L Turbo-Diesel V8, Max Trailering Package and gooseneck hitch. Before you buy a vehicle or use it for trailering, carefully review the Trailering section of the Owner’s Manual. The weight of passengers, cargo and options or accessories may reduce the amount you can tow.

  • Requires 4WD Double Cab with available 6.2L V8 and Max Trailering Package. Before you buy a vehicle or use it for trailering, carefully review the trailering section of the Owner’s Manual. The weight of passengers, cargo and options or accessories may reduce the amount you can tow.

  • SLE models only.

  • Requires properly equipped 3500 Regular Cab DRW Long Box 2WD model with available 6.6L Duramax Turbo Diesel engine and gooseneck hitch. Before you buy a vehicle or use it for trailering, carefully review the trailering section of the Owner’s Manual. The weight of passengers, cargo and options or accessories may reduce the amount you can tow.

  • 7,550-lb rating requires a properly equipped 4WD Canyon Denali model with available Duramax 2.8L I4 Diesel engine. Before you buy a vehicle or use it for trailering, carefully review the trailering section of the Owner’s Manual. The weight of passengers, cargo and options oraccessories may reduce the amount you can tow.

  • Requires 2WD Denali Short Box model with 5.3L V-8 engine. Before you buy a vehicle or use it for trailering, carefully review the trailering section of the Owner’s Manual. The weight of passengers, cargo and options or accessories may reduce the amount you can tow.

  • The 30,990 lbs. rating requires properly equipped Sierra 3500HD Crew Cab Long Box 4WD DRW with available Duramax 6.6L Turbo-Diesel V8 engine. Before you buy a vehicle or use it for trailering, carefully review the trailering section of the Owner’s Manual. The weight of passengers, cargo and options or accessories may reduce the amount you can tow.

  • 7,550-lb rating requires a properly equipped Canyon AT4 Crew Cab short bed model with cloth seating, available Duramax 2.8L I4 Diesel engine and Trailering Package. Before you buy a vehicle or use it for trailering, carefully review the trailering section of the Owner’s Manual. The weight of passengers, cargo and options or accessories may reduce the amount you can tow.

  • Sierra’s 9,200-lb rating requires a properly equipped AT4 Crew Cab Short Bed 4WD model with 5.3L V8 engine. Before you buy a vehicle or use it for trailering, carefully review the trailering section of the Owner’s Manual. The weight of passengers, cargo and options or accessories may reduce the amount you can tow.

  • Requires properly equipped 3500 Crew Cab SRW Standard Box 4WD model with 6.6L gas V8 engine. These maximum payload ratings are intended for comparison purposes only. Before you buy a vehicle or use it to haul people or cargo, carefully review the vehicle loading section of the Owner’s Manual and check the carrying capacity of your specific vehicle on the label on the inside of the driver’s door jamb.

  • Savana Passenger's 9,600-lb rating requires 2500 or 3500 Regular Wheelbase model, trailering equipment package and 6.6L V8 engine. Before you buy a vehicle or use it for trailering, carefully review the trailering section of the Owner’s Manual. The weight of passengers, cargo and options or accessories may reduce the amount you can tow.

  • Savana Cargo’s 10,000-lb rating requires 2500 or 3500 Regular Wheelbase, trailering equipment package and 6.6L V8 engine. Before you buy a vehicle or use it for trailering, carefully review the trailering section of the Owner’s Manual. The weight of passengers, cargo and options or accessories may reduce the amount you can tow.

  • Savana Cutaway’s 8,920-lb rating requires a 4500 Series 159" Wheelbase model with available 6.6L V8 engine. These maximum payload ratings are intended for comparison purposes only. Before you buy a vehicle or use it to haul people or cargo, carefully review the vehicle loading section of the Owner’s Manual and check the carrying capacity of your specific vehicle on the label on the inside of the driver’s door jamb.

  • Gross Combination Weight Rating (GCWR). When properly equipped; includes weight of vehicle and trailer combination, including the weight of driver, passengers, fuel, optional equipment and cargo in the vehicle and trailer.

  • Maximum Gross Vehicle Weight Rating (GVWR). When properly equipped; includes weight of vehicle, passengers, cargo and equipment.

  • Canyon’s 7000-lb rating requires available trailering package and 3.6L V-6 engine. Before you buy a vehicle or use it for trailering, carefully review the trailering section of the Owner’s Manual. The weight of passengers, cargo and options or accessories may reduce the amount you can tow.

  • Sierra's 12,500-lb rating requires Sierra Double Cab or Crew Cab Short box 2wd with 6.2L EcoTec3 V8 engine and NHT Max Trailering Package. Before you buy a vehicle or use it for trailering, carefully review the trailering section of the Owner’s Manual. The weight of passengers, cargo and options or accessories may reduce the amount you can tow.

  • Trailer weight ratings are calculated assuming properly equipped vehicle, plus driver and one passenger. The weight of other optional equipment, passengers and cargo will reduce the trailer weight your vehicle can tow. See dealer for details.

  • Trailer weight ratings are calculated assuming properly equipped vehicle, plus driver and one passenger. The weight of other optional equipment, passengers and cargo will reduce the trailer weight your vehicle can tow. See dealer for details.

  • Savana Passenger's 10,000-lb rating requires 2500 Wheel Base with 6.0L V8 engine. Before you buy a vehicle or use it for trailering, carefully review the trailering section of the Owner’s Manual. The weight of passengers, cargo and options or accessories may reduce the amount you can tow.

  • Savana Cargo's 10,000-lb rating requires 6.0L V8 engine. Before you buy a vehicle or use it for trailering, carefully review the trailering section of the Owner’s Manual. The weight of passengers, cargo and options or accessories may reduce the amount you can tow.

  • These maximum payload ratings are intended for comparison purposes only. Before you buy a vehicle or use it to haul people or cargo, carefully review the vehicle loading section of the Owner’s Manual and check the carrying capacity of your specific vehicle on the label on the inside of the driver’s door jamb.

  • Gross Combination Weight Rating (GCWR). When properly equipped, includes weight of vehicle, passengers, cargo and equipment.

  • Canyon’s 7700-lb rating requires 2WD Crew Cab model with available Duramax 2.8L I-4 Diesel engine. Before you buy a vehicle or use it for trailering, carefully review the trailering section of the Owner’s Manual. The weight of passengers, cargo and options or accessories may reduce the amount you can tow.

  • Starting at price for base Sierra HD. The Manufacturer's Suggested Retail Price excludes destination freight charge, tax, title, license, dealer fees and optional equipment. See your GMC dealer for details. Click here to see all GMC destination freight charges.

  • Requires properly equipped 3500 Regular Cab DRW Long Box 2WD model with available 6.6L Duramax Turbo Diesel engine and gooseneck hitch. Before you buy a vehicle or use it for trailering, carefully review the trailering section of the Owner’s Manual. The weight of passengers, cargo and options or accessories may reduce the amount you can tow.

  • The Manufacturer's Suggested Retail Price excludes destination freight charge, tax, title, license, dealer fees and optional equipment. See your GMC dealer for details. Click here to see all GMC destination freight charges. Bed/Roof-Mounted Bicycle Carriers shown. Requires crossbars or Thule Rack Solution. Non-GM warranty. Warranty by Thule®. See dealer for more information.

  • Requires available 3.6L V6 engine. Before you buy a vehicle or use it for trailering, carefully review the trailering section of the Owner’s Manual. The weight of passengers, cargo and options or accessories may reduce the amount you can tow.

  • These maximum payload ratings are intended for comparison purposes only. Before you buy a vehicle or use it to haul people or cargo, carefully review the vehicle loading section of the Owner’s Manual and check the carrying capacity of your specific vehicle on the label on the inside of the driver’s door jamb.

  • Requires 2WD Denali Short Box model with 5.3L V-8 engine. Before you buy a vehicle or use it for trailering, carefully review the trailering section of the Owner’s Manual. The weight of passengers, cargo and options or accessories may reduce the amount you can tow.

  • Requires properly equipped 3500 Crew Cab DRW Long Box 4WD model with available 6.6L Duramax Turbo Diesel engine and fifth wheel or gooseneck hitch. Before you buy a vehicle or use it for trailering, carefully review the trailering section of the Owner’s Manual. The weight of passengers, cargo and options or accessories may reduce the amount you can tow.

  • Requires properly equipped 3500 Crew Cab DRW Long Box 4WD model with available 6.6L Duramax Turbo Diesel engine and fifth wheel or gooseneck hitch. Before you buy a vehicle or use it for trailering, carefully review the trailering section of the Owner’s Manual. The weight of passengers, cargo and options or accessories may reduce the amount you can tow.

  • Savana Cutaway’s 9,006-lb rating requires a 4500 Series 159" Wheelbase model with available 6.0L V8 engine. These maximum payload ratings are intended for comparison purposes only. Before you buy a vehicle or use it to haul people or cargo, carefully review the vehicle loading section of the Owner’s Manual and check the carrying capacity of your specific vehicle on the label on the inside of the driver’s door jamb.

  • Savana Cargo’s 10,000-lb rating requires  the available 6.0L V8 engine and trailering equipment package.  Before you buy a vehicle or use it for trailering, carefully review the trailering section of the Owner’s Manual.  The weight of passengers, cargo and options or accessories may reduce the amount you can tow.

  • Savana Passenger's 9,600-lb rating requires a 2500 or 3500 Regular wheelbase model with available 6.0L V8 engine and trailering equipment package. Before you buy a vehicle or use it for trailering, carefully review the trailering section of the Owner’s Manual. The weight of passengers, cargo and options or accessories may reduce the amount you can tow.

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