General Motors’ Super Cruise is, by all accounts, close to (or at) the highest of the superior driver help system pecking order. It achieves its stage of functionality and poise via geofencing, that means it could possibly solely be used on particular GM-approved highways. When the corporate introduced it was doubling its geofenced space, permitting hands-free entry to “more than 400,000 miles” of American roads, it appeared like a serious boon for road-trippers throughout the nation. But now, it appears there’s a catch.
GM’s Super Cruise enlargement is rolling out slowly, and it begins with one single chassis: the GMT T1XX platform. Specifically, high-trim variations of full-sized SUVs manufactured on or after October 3, 2022. That means the High Country or Premier trims of the 2023 Chevrolet Tahoe and Suburban, the Denali Ultimate model of the 2023 GMC Yukon, and all variations of the 2023 Cadillac Escalade.
After these 4, the record will slowly broaden out to different GM automobiles “in the coming months” via over-the-air updates. GM didn’t specify a date by which all automobiles would have entry to the up to date mapping, or did it say the order during which these automobiles could be granted entry — or why the preliminary launch was restricted to these particular SUVs.
The particular limitation right here is an odd one. Super Cruise initially launched as a Cadillac unique, earlier than trickling all the way down to the extra pedestrian manufacturers. By reserving this replace for a particular platform, relatively than a particular model, it performs right into a narrative that GM has lengthy labored to keep away from — that its manufacturers are all mere badge-engineering jobs of the identical mannequin.
Buyers seeking to get their fingers on that mannequin, in any of its badge-differentiated trim ranges, ought to look to “mid-November” to see their vehicles begin to hit vendor heaps. If you obtain your automotive earlier than that, belief that you just’ll get the replace finally.