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HOW TO USE SUPER CRUISE

Difficulty Level: Intermediate |  Time Required: 10 Minutes

If equipped, Super Cruise™ is the first true hands-free driving technology for compatible roads. With an ever-growing network, you can travel on over 200,000 miles of compatible roads throughout the United States and Canada. Learn how to use Super Cruise.


USING SUPER CRUISE

To use Super Cruise, Adaptive Cruise Control must be on.

1. First, turn on Adaptive Cruise Control by pressing the ADAPTIVE CRUISE CONTROL button on your steering wheel.

2. Then, when Super Cruise detects you are on a compatible road, paying attention and all other driving conditions necessary for the feature to function are met (e.g., lane markings visible, GPS available, no system faults), the Super Cruise symbol illuminates in white on the instrument cluster.  

a. On some models, you will have to center your vehicle in the lane before seeing the Super Cruise symbol appear.

3. When it is safe to do so, press the SUPER CRUISE button on the steering wheel to engage Super Cruise.

a. On some vehicles, when all other driving conditions are met but you are not centered in your lane, the Super Cruise symbol will light up blue until you are centered in your lane.

4. When the symbol and the steering wheel light bar illuminate in green, you may remove your hands from the steering wheel. You should not remove your hands from the steering wheel unless the light bar is green, which lets you know Super Cruise is steering the vehicle.

5. If an Adaptive Cruise Control speed was not previously set, Super Cruise will set your current speed as the cruise speed.

6. On some vehicles, when Super Cruise is turned on, it will activate the Enhanced Automatic Emergency Braking, Forward Collision Alert and Lane Change Alert with Side Blind Zone Alert features, even if you had previously turned them off. On these vehicles, when you turn Super Cruise off, these features will revert to the settings you had previously set for them. On other vehicles, your settings for these features will remain set, even if you turn your vehicle off and on again.

TURNING SUPER CRUISE OFF

To turn Super Cruise off, press the Super Cruise button again or firmly take control of steering and press your brake pedal.

UNDERSTANDING THE STEERING WHEEL LIGHT INDICATORS

When Super Cruise is off, the light bar on your steering wheel will be off and the Super Cruise symbol on your Driver Information Center will also be off. You must steer, brake and accelerate.

When Super Cruise is on, the steering wheel light bar and Super Cruise symbol will indicate the system status. The symbol looks like a steering wheel. Here is what the lights on the bar and symbol mean:

  • Solid Green Bar and Solid Green Symbol: Super Cruise is active and automatically steering your vehicle. 
  • Flashing Green Bar and Solid Green Symbol (1st Alert): Super Cruise is active, but the system detects that you need to pay attention to the road. 
  • Pulsing Blue Bar and Solid Blue Symbol: Super Cruise is active, but the system detects that you are manually steering. To engage Super Cruise, position your vehicle in the center of the lane and hold the steering wheel steady until you see the green indicators.  
  • Flashing Red Bar, Solid Red Symbol and Beeps Sound (2nd Alert): You need to take steering control immediately. The system cannot operate properly under current conditions. Your vehicle will begin to coast until you take steering control. You will have to turn Super Cruise back on to use the system again.
  • Flashing Red Bar, Solid Red Symbol, Beeps Sound, and Voice Prompt (3rd Alert): You need to take steering control immediately. A voice prompt will tell you to take over steering control. If you do not take steering control, your vehicle will steer and brake gradually to a stop in its current lane.
    • If this occurs, an OnStar Emergency-Certified Advisor will contact you to ensure that you are safe and are paying attention to the road. 
    • Super Cruise will not be available until you turn your vehicle off and ignition cycle it again. 
LANE CHANGE ON DEMAND

Included on the 2022 and newer Sierra 1500 and HUMMER EV Pickup.

On properly equipped vehicles, Super Cruise can steer to perform a single lane change under certain conditions. Not all vehicles with Super Cruise can do this. Lane change functionality does not work while trailering.

Remember, you must continue to focus on the road and traffic prior to and during the lane change maneuver.

To request a lane change while you’re using Super Cruise with Lane Change On Demand:

  1. Verify the lane next to your vehicle is clear and conditions are safe to make a lane change. 
  2. When Super Cruise is engaged, move the turn signal in the direction of the lane you’d like to change to. You do not need to fully latch the turn signal to activate Lane Change On Demand. 
  3. Super Cruise will then begin searching for an acceptable opening in the lane, while giving other drivers enough time to see your turn signal. You’ll see a message in your Driver Information Center (DIC) letting you know Super Cruise is looking for an opening.
    Note: Super Cruise will not make a lane change if Lane Change Alert with Side Blind Zone Alert detects a vehicle in the direction of your desired lane change (when the icon in your outside rearview mirror is lit). 
  4. When Super Cruise determines the lane is open, it will begin to enter the lane. You’ll see a DIC message that says “Auto Lane Change: Changing Lanes.”
  5. When Lane Change On Demand is finished changing lanes, you’ll see a message in your DIC that says the lane change is complete. If you fully latched the turn signal to begin Lane Change On Demand, you must unlatch it when the lane change is finished to turn off the turn signal.

Early in a Lane Change On Demand maneuver, you can cancel it by moving the turn signal stalk away from the direction of the lane change. When you do this, your vehicle will return to its original lane and the Super Cruise symbol will remain green. At any time during the maneuver, you can cancel Lane Change On Demand by manually steering. The Super Cruise symbol will turn blue when you do this and the maneuver will be canceled. Once your vehicle is centered in the lane, the Super Cruise symbol will transition back to green.

If Super Cruise detects you aren’t paying attention, if it cannot detect lane lines or detects a vehicle entering the lane after you have transitioned far enough out of the previous lane, you will see a DIC message indicating Lane Change On Demand has been canceled. The Super Cruise symbol will then turn red and you will need to immediately retake control of the vehicle.

AUTOMATIC LANE CHANGE

Included on the 2022 and newer Sierra 1500 and HUMMER EV Pickup.

If your vehicle has Automatic Lane Change capability and it’s enabled in the vehicle’s Settings menu, Super Cruise may initiate a lane change under the following conditions:

  • The Super Cruise System may initiate a lane change to the left or right to pass a slower-moving vehicle ahead and a subsequent lane change to return to your original lane.
  • The Super Cruise System may initiate a lane change to the left or right when the current lane is ending ahead.
  • A message appears on the DIC during the lane change to provide more information on the status of the lane change.
  • To cancel a Super Cruise lane change, move the turn signal lever or manually take over the steering wheel at any time.
  • You can enable or disable lane changes by going to Settings > Vehicle Personalization > Super Cruise Lane Change.
TRAILERING WITH SUPER CRUISE

Included on the 2022 and newer Sierra 1500 and as an available enhancement on the 2022 HUMMER EV Pickup.

If your vehicle is properly equipped, Super Cruise can recognize when you’re pulling a trailer and automatically adjust the gap to the next vehicle ahead for extra stopping distance. Lane change functionality is temporarily disabled and will not be available when you’re trailering with Super Cruise.

On the 2022 HUMMER EV Pickup Edition 1, this enhancement will be delivered via a Vehicle Software Update.

A pop-up notification will appear on the infotainment screen indicating a vehicle update is available. Tap "Install Update" to begin the process (follow directions on screen; the vehicle must be parked and will be disabled during the update). A confirmation will appear on screen when the update is successful.

If you have questions about this upgrade, contact OnStar to speak to an Advisor.

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Q&As

If there is an obstruction on the road, will Super Cruise steer around it?

No. Super Cruise cannot steer to avoid any objects (including vehicles, animals, pedestrians, bicyclists, potholes, debris, construction barriers or cones). It is not a crash avoidance system. It is designed to help you stay in a single lane and works with Adaptive Cruise Control to help you keep distance between you and the vehicle ahead of you. 


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To find out if your vehicle has this feature, contact your dealer or refer to your vehicle’s equipment list. Please check your Owner’s Manual for more information about features. 

  • 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 handheld device. Requires active Super Cruise plan or trial. Terms apply. Visit gmc.com/connectivity-technology/super-cruise for compatible roads and full details.

  • Safety or driver assistance features are no substitute for the driver’s responsibility to operate the vehicle in a safe manner. Read the vehicle Owner’s Manual for important feature limitations and information.

  • 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.

  • Certified by the International Academies of Emergency Dispatch®.

  • Lane Change functionality available on 2022 and newer Cadillac CT4, CT5 and Escalade, 2022 GMC HUMMER EV Pickup Edition 1 and Sierra 1500, and 2022 Chevrolet Silverado LD. Driverrequested lane changes (Lane Change On Demand) are also available on certain 2021 vehicles as an over-the-air update.

  • 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 Owner's Manual for more important feature limitations and information.

  • Future upgrades may require a one-time purchase.

  • 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.

  • 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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